News of Nevada

Friday, January 28

  • FDIC charges banker with loan misconduct   UPI / 4:14PM
    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Federal regulators said a former Nevada bank executive orchestrated loans that lost as much as $10 million at Silver State Bank before it failed.
  • BofA protests Nevada injunction   UPI / 3:24PM
    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Bank of America is trying to persuade a Nevada county judge to reverse an injunction that prevents 8,900 foreclosures from proceeding, court papers show.
  • Wednesday, January 12

  • Poll: Romney best against Obama in Nevada   UPI / 3:54PM
    RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Voters peg Mitt Romney as the Republican who could give Democratic President Barack Obama a run for his money in Nevada in 2012, a survey indicates.
  • Tuesday, January 11

  • 'One in a billion' gold nugget to be sold   UPI / 4:14AM
    RENO, Nev., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- A Nevada mining geologist said he will auction a 6-pound, 4-ounce gold nugget that was brought into his office by a California prospector last year.
  • Monday, January 10

  • Poll: Romney best against Obama in Nevada   UPI / 5:24PM
    RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Voters peg Mitt Romney as the Republican who could give Democratic President Barack Obama a run for his money in Nevada in 2012, a Pew survey indicates.
  • Thursday, January 6

  • Taggers hit Nevada nature site   UPI / 5:14PM
    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Graffiti vandals have struck Nevada's Red Rock Canyon, long a favorite spot for hikers, rock climbers and historians, officials said.
  • Monday, January 3

  • New governors take oaths of office   UPI / 2:44PM
    SACRAMENTO, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- California's one-time governor took office again and Nevada welcomed its first Hispanic governor to the mansion Monday as five governors took their oaths.
  • Friday, December 31

  • Goodyear must pay $32.2M for accident   UPI / 9:44AM
    CARSON CITY, Nev., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. must pay $32.2 million for a fatal 2004 auto accident, the Nevada Supreme Court says.
  • Tuesday, December 21

  • Allstate sues doctors, drivers in Nevada   UPI / 5:05PM
    LAS VEGAS, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Allstate Insurance charged medical professionals and others in Nevada of driving up company costs with fraudulent medical claims, court papers show.
  • Thursday, December 16

  • Senate sets vote on DADT   UPI / 9:04PM
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Thursday called for a vote on ending debate on a repeal of the ban on open military service by gays and lesbians.
  • Saturday, December 11

  • Reid bill could advance tax-cut proposal   UPI / 11:14AM
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A bill introduced by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., contains environmental provisions that could soothe angry liberals, officials said.
  • Wednesday, November 24

  • Sharron Angle: Options open for 2012   UPI / 2:44PM
    FALLON, Nev., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Sharron Angle, the Tea Party favorite who tried to unseat U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in Nevada, says she may run for office again in 2012.
  • Saturday, October 30

  • In Nevada, gaming support goes to Reid   UPI / 12:24PM
    LAS VEGAS, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's powerful position gives the incumbent the edge in a tight re-election race, a gambling industry executive said.
  • Tuesday, October 26

  • Hispanics: Nev. GOP Sen. candidate racist   UPI / 11:24PM
    CARSON CITY, Nev., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Sharron Angle, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Nevada, released a campaign advertisement on illegal immigration that Hispanic groups say is racist.
  • Friday, October 22

  • Obama stumps in California, Nevada   UPI / 10:05PM
    LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- President Obama campaigned for U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer in California and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in Nevada Friday.
  • Reid: Angle trying to reshape GOP   UPI / 7:54PM
    LAS VEGAS, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says his Republican opponent would be bad for Nevada and for the Republican Party there if she wins.
  • Nevada Supreme Court rejects Simpson appeal   UPI / 3:34PM
    CARSON CITY, Nev., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Nevada's Supreme Court Friday rejected former NFL star O.J. Simpson's appeal of his conviction on conspiracy, kidnapping and robbery charges.
  • Wednesday, October 20

  • Desert tortoises could delay solar project   UPI / 7:34PM
    PRIMM, Nev., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Environmentalists have asked the California Energy Commission to block a solar energy project in the Mojave Desert.
  • Tuesday, October 19

  • Palin: GOP will unite behind Tea Party   UPI / 3:24PM
    RENO, Nev., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Sarah Palin, whose support helped many U.S. Tea Party candidates win Republican primaries this year, expects the "machine" to adopt the movement's beliefs.
  • Monday, October 18

  • Palin kicks off Tea Party bus tour   UPI / 4:14PM
    RENO, Nev., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Reno, Nev., is the first stop on the Tea Party pre-election bus tour Monday with Sarah Palin stumping for Sharron Angle.
  • Saturday, October 16

  • Early voting opens in Nevada   UPI / 2:24PM
    LAS VEGAS, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Early voting began Saturday in Nevada, where Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is trying to fend off Republican challenger Sharron Angle.
  • Friday, October 15

  • Hoover Dam bridge opens Southwest route   UPI / 12:54PM
    HOOVER DAM, Nev., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A 1,900-foot bridge rising 890 feet above the Colorado River has eliminated a 75-mile detour around the Hoover Dam.
  • Reid, Angle debate in Las Vegas   UPI / 1:04AM
    LAS VEGAS, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his Republican challenger, Sharron Angle, met in a debate in Las Vegas that featured an exchange of personal attacks.
  • Thursday, October 14

  • Man who lost nose in fight wants ruling   UPI / 5:05PM
    LAS VEGAS, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- A man whose nose was bitten off in a fight before a football game is asking the Nevada Supreme Court to allow him to pursue a civil case against his attackers.
  • Wednesday, October 13

  • Station Casinos sues two Web sites   UPI / 4:35PM
    LAS VEGAS, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Links on two gambling Web sites use Station Casinos Inc. trademarks, but direct customers away from its business, court papers filed in Nevada say.
  • Tuesday, October 12

  • Angle raises $14M in bid to unseat Reid   UPI / 8:24PM
    LAS VEGAS, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Republican Sharron Angle piled up $14 million in contributions in the past three months in her bid to topple U.S. Harry Reid, D-Nev., her campaign said Tuesday.
  • Friday, October 8

  • Leading Nevada Republican backs Reid   UPI / 1:24AM
    RENO, Nev., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Bill Raggio, minority leader of the Nevada state Senate and a leading state Republican, has endorsed Democratic incumbent Harry Reid for the U.S. Senate.
  • Monday, October 4

  • High Sierra chipmunks have vanished   UPI / 6:14PM
    SACRAMENTO, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- A species of chipmunk that roamed California's Sierra Nevada Mountains for centuries has apparently vanished, wildlife experts say.
  • Friday, October 1

  • Tony Curtis memorial set for Monday   UPI / 3:24PM
    LAS VEGAS, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A memorial service for film star Tony Curtis, who died at the age of 85, is set for Monday in his adopted home of Nevada, a funeral home spokeswoman said.
  • Tony Curtis was an actor of unexpected range   AP / 5:34AM
    Oct. 01--Tony Curtis, Bronx hoodlum, Hollywood pretty boy and actor of unexpected range in Sweet Smell of Success (1957), The Defiant Ones (1958), and Some Like It Hot (1959), died of cardiac arrest Wednesday at his home in Henderson, Nev. He was 85.
  • Thursday, September 30

  • UPI NewsTrack Entertainment News   AP / 2:34PM
    'Some Like It Hot' star Tony Curtis dies HENDERSON, Nev., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Tony Curtis, best known for his cross-dressing role in the classic film "Some Like It Hot," died in his Nevada home at age 85, a family spokesman said.
  • Monday, September 27

  • Navy probing copter mishap   UPI / 11:34AM
    RENO, Nev., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy said it is investigating an incident involving two Seahawk helicopters that were damaged while attempting to hover over Lake Tahoe in Nevada.
  • Thursday, September 23

  • Nev. Gov. Gibbons recovering after surgery   UPI / 8:14PM
    RENO, Nev., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons is in pain but is otherwise recuperating a day after surgery for a fractured pelvis, a spokesman for the governor said Thursday.
  • Test turns wastewater sludge into power   UPI / 7:14PM
    RENO, Nev., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- An experiment to transform wastewater sludge into electrical power is being successfully tested at a Nevada wastewater treatment plant, researchers say.
  • Wednesday, September 22

  • Ex-assistant suing Roy Horn   UPI / 11:44PM
    LAS VEGAS, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Roy Horn's former assistant is suing the illusionist for sexual harassment, court records filed in Nevada indicate.
  • Nevada governor injured in fall from horse   UPI / 8:35AM
    RENO, Nev., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons was recuperating Wednesday after being thrown from a young horse he was helping to break, a spokesman said.
  • Monday, September 13

  • U.S. auctioning off wild horses   UPI / 11:34AM
    RENO, Nev., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Advocates for Nevada's wild horses say the U.S. government is putting them up for auction and possible slaughter.
  • Thursday, September 2

  • Scientists study Earthly 'flip-flop'   UPI / 6:44PM
    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Scientists studying rocks in Nevada say they've found evidence that Earth's magnetic field can reverse or "flip-flop" more rapidly than previously believed.
  • Monday, August 30

  • Food fight! Tomatoes thrown for charity   UPI / 7:34PM
    RENO, Nev., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- An estimated 2,500 people pelted each other with ammunition from a pile of 150,000 ripe tomatoes in a food fight for charity, observers in Reno, Nev., said.
  • Monday, August 23

  • Nevada nuclear bomb site given new name   UPI / 4:24PM
    LAS VEGAS, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- The historic Nevada Test Site outside Las Vegas has been rechristened the Nevada National Security Site, federal officials announced Monday.
  • Tuesday, August 17

  • $18M deal upheld in Internet Ponzi scam   UPI / 4:35PM
    CARSON CITY, Nev., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- A federal appeals court in California has upheld an $18 million settlement for hundreds of consumers bilked in an Internet kiosk scam.
  • Friday, August 13

  • Nevada reports typhoid fever cases   UPI / 8:35PM
    LAS VEGAS, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- A frozen fruit product is suspected in an outbreak of typhoid fever in Clark County, Nev., that left four people ill, health officials said.
  • Reid, Angle in tight race in Nevada   UPI / 5:05PM
    LAS VEGAS, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his Republican opponent, Sharron Angle, are in a tight race for the Senate in Nevada, a poll released Friday indicated.
  • Thursday, August 12

  • Lake Mead near rationing levels   UPI / 1:24PM
    PHOENIX, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Water levels in Lake Mead, the country's largest reservoir, are at a 54-year low, sparking rationing fears in Arizona and Nevada.
  • Friday, July 23

  • Supersonic air travel may come back   UPI / 6:14PM
    RENO, Nev., July 23 (UPI) -- Supersonic air travel, halted in 2003 with the retirement of trans-Atlantic Concorde service, may be coming back, one U.S. aerospace company says.
  • Former Nev. Gov. Kenny Guinn dies in fall   AP / 2:34AM
    Kenny Guinn, who served as governor of Nevada from 1999 to 2007, died Thursday after falling from the roof of his Las Vegas home, a spokesman said. He was 73.
  • Monday, July 19

  • Giant Nevada woman getting transport help   UPI / 3:44PM
    LAS VEGAS, July 19 (UPI) -- The Las Vegas community is coming through for a woman who needs special transportation to California to be treated for gigantism, she says.
  • BLM rounds up wild horses in Nevada   UPI / 1:54AM
    RENO, Nev., July 19 (UPI) -- A total of 334 starving and dehydrated wild horses were captured in Nevada this weekend after a judge allowed the roundup to go on, federal officials said.
  • Wednesday, July 14

  • Gigantism threatens Las Vegas woman's life   UPI / 8:54PM
    LAS VEGAS, July 14 (UPI) -- A Las Vegas woman afflicted with gigantism says she doesn't know how she will get to California for an operation aimed at halting her growth.
  • Friday, July 9

  • 2 small planes violate Obama airspace   UPI / 11:34PM
    LAS VEGAS, July 9 (UPI) -- Two small planes violated airspace restrictions put in place Friday morning for President Barack Obama's trip to Nevada, officials said.
  • Obama campaigns for Reid in Nevada   UPI / 5:24PM
    LAS VEGAS, July 9 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama visited Nevada Friday to boost Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's tough battle in his campaign for a fifth term.
  • Obama to discuss economy   UPI / 7:24AM
    LAS VEGAS, July 9 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama will speak about the economy Friday during an appearance at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, the White House said.
  • Thursday, July 8

  • Obama stumps for Reid, Carnahan   UPI / 11:44PM
    LAS VEGAS, July 8 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama campaigned Thursday for Democratic candidates in two key U.S. Senate races, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.
  • Life, no parole for attack on Javon Walker   UPI / 8:14PM
    LAS VEGAS, July 8 (UPI) -- A man convicted of multiple felonies, including kidnapping and robbery, in an attack on NFL star Javon Walker, was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
  • Saturday, July 3

  • Gambler seeks to settle $14.7M in debts   UPI / 5:14PM
    LAS VEGAS, July 3 (UPI) -- Prosecutors say they gave a high roller with $14.7 million in debts to Las Vegas casinos more time to work out a settlement with the casinos.
  • Friday, July 2

  • Wildfire burns Howard Hughes' ranch   UPI / 4:04PM
    LAS VEGAS, July 2 (UPI) -- A fire that charred 600 acres of land and destroyed 10 houses around Howard Hughes' former ranch in Nevada continued to burn Friday.
  • Wednesday, June 30

  • Boy drowns at NFL great's home   UPI / 7:54AM
    LAS VEGAS, June 30 (UPI) -- Police in Las Vegas say a 2-year-old boy drowned in a hot tub at a home county records indicate is owned by former NFL great Randall Cunningham.
  • Monday, June 28

  • 1,800 people don 'Phantom' masks in Vegas   UPI / 10:44PM
    LAS VEGAS, June 28 (UPI) -- More than 1,800 people donned white masks to celebrate the fourth anniversary of "Phantom -- The Las Vegas Spectacular," the show's producers said.
  • 'Bold,' 'Turns' win big at Emmys   UPI / 4:34PM
    LAS VEGAS, June 28 (UPI) -- "The Bold and the Beautiful" won the Daytime Emmys for outstanding drama series and writing team at an awards ceremony in Las Vegas.
  • Vince Neil arrested for alleged DUI   UPI / 4:24PM
    LAS VEGAS, June 28 (UPI) -- Rocker Vince Neil was arrested and charged with suspicion of driving under the influence early Monday in Las Vegas, police said.
  • Monroe chest X-ray auctioned for $45,000   UPI / 12:54PM
    LAS VEGAS, June 28 (UPI) -- A Las Vegas auction featuring Hollywood memorabilia included a 1954 Marilyn Monroe chest X-ray, which sold for $45,000.
  • Sunday, June 27

  • Michael Jackson's glove sells for $160,000   UPI / 1:54PM
    LAS VEGAS, June 27 (UPI) -- A glove studded with Swarovski crystals worn by the late Michael Jackson sold for $160,000 at an auction at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
  • Thursday, June 24

  • Doctor, nurses charged in hep C outbreak   UPI / 9:34PM
    LAS VEGAS, June 24 (UPI) -- A nurse-anesthetist has pleaded innocent in Nevada to charges involving a hepatitis C outbreak linked to an endoscopy clinic.
  • Several stung by bees from parked truck   UPI / 2:54PM
    LAS VEGAS, June 24 (UPI) -- Authorities in Las Vegas said several people were stung by bees from a flatbed truck loaded with hives and parked near the city's Patriot Park.
  • Tuesday, June 22

  • Fate of Fountainbleau unclear   UPI / 3:35PM
    LAS VEGAS, June 22 (UPI) -- Clark County Development Services in Nevada said 47 building permits for the stalled Fontainbleau resort project in Las Vegas have been pulled.
  • Monday, June 21

  • Stars lining up to be Emmys presenters   UPI / 7:54PM
    LAS VEGAS, June 21 (UPI) -- Wayne Brady, Jeff Foxworthy, Vanessa Marcil and Alex Trebek will be presenters at the upcoming Daytime Emmy Awards show in Las Vegas, CBS said Monday.
  • Michaels to perform after Vegas marathon   UPI / 2:34PM
    LAS VEGAS, June 21 (UPI) -- Bret Michaels has signed on to perform at a Las Vegas concert for the runners participating in a benefit for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America.
  • Friday, June 18

  • Reid: Things could be worse in Nevada   UPI / 11:05PM
    WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Friday unemployment in Nevada, now the highest in the country, would be worse without federal spending.
  • Monday, June 14

  • Garth Brooks announces fall concert dates   UPI / 2:34PM
    LAS VEGAS, June 14 (UPI) -- Garth Brooks has scheduled a string of additional Las Vegas concert dates for September, October and November, the country music star announced Monday.
  • Friday, June 11

  • Impersonators claim hotel kidnapping   UPI / 5:05PM
    LAS VEGAS, June 11 (UPI) -- The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on behalf of a man who claims a Las Vegas hotel kidnapped him and his brother while he was dressed as Zorro.
  • Wednesday, June 9

  • Reid, Angle win Nev. Senate primaries   UPI / 1:24AM
    LAS VEGAS, June 9 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid won the Nevada Democratic primary Tuesday and GOP voters chose Sharron Angles to challenge Reid in November, returns showed.
  • Tuesday, June 1

  • First lady stumps for Reid, healthy living   UPI / 10:54PM
    RENO, Nev., June 1 (UPI) -- Michelle Obama stumped for healthy living and for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid during a trip Tuesday to Nevada.
  • Monday, May 31

  • Celine Dion pregnant with twins   UPI / 9:24AM
    LAS VEGAS, May 31 (UPI) -- French-Canadian singer Celine Dion is pregnant at the age of 42 with twins, her assistant said.
  • Friday, May 28

  • Reid gains ground on GOP challengers   UPI / 12:54PM
    WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., trailing Republican challengers to his re-election most of the year, has made up major ground, a new poll indicates.
  • Monday, May 24

  • Accidental sale cost $1.6M   UPI / 3:34PM
    HENDERSON, Nev., May 24 (UPI) -- U.S. online retailer said Monday it would honor the deals made when a sister Web site,, accidentally capped all prices at $49.95.
  • Palin sings free-market praises   UPI / 12:34PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 24 (UPI) -- A free-market economy in which business owners control their fates is best for everyone, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said during a speech in Las Vegas.
  • Key to child's success: Books in the home   UPI / 2:04AM
    RENO, Nev., May 24 (UPI) -- A U.S. sociologist says books in the home are key to a child's success -- whether in China or the United States.
  • Monday, May 17

  • National Geothermal Institute established   UPI / 4:05PM
    RENO, Nev., May 17 (UPI) -- Federal officials have given the University of Nevada-Reno a $1.2 million grant to establish the nation's first geothermal energy training program.
  • Regis to host Daytime Emmys show   UPI / 4:05PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 17 (UPI) -- Regis Philbin is to serve as host of next month's 37th annual Daytime Emmy Awards show in Las Vegas, CBS announced Monday.
  • Miss Michigan wins Miss USA title   UPI / 9:14AM
    LAS VEGAS, May 17 (UPI) -- Miss Michigan USA Rima Fakih was crowned Miss USA 2010 in Las Vegas.
  • Wednesday, May 12

  • 'Hospital,' 'Bold' up for Daytime Emmys   UPI / 12:05PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 12 (UPI) -- "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "The Young and the Restless" were among the nominees for the outstanding daytime drama Emmy announced in New York Wednesday.
  • Mexican diplomat prepares for Arizona law   UPI / 10:24AM
    PHOENIX, May 12 (UPI) -- The Mexican government's chief diplomat for Arizona and Nevada says he is making plans for Arizona's new immigration enforcement law.
  • Tuesday, May 11

  • Filmmaker proposes 'virginity auction'   UPI / 12:14PM
    CARSON CITY, Nev., May 11 (UPI) -- An Australian filmmaker recruiting virgins for an auction says he'll move his production to Nevada to avoid prostitution charges in his country.
  • Monday, May 10

  • Think redefines electric car customers   UPI / 12:34PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 10 (UPI) -- Electronic car maker Think said Monday that some U.S. consumers were willing to trade extended range for a lower price when considering an electric car.
  • Friday, May 7

  • Lawyer suggests $1B in hepatitis case   UPI / 7:54PM
    HENDERSON, Nev., May 7 (UPI) -- An attorney representing a Nevada man with hepatitis C is seeking more than $1 billion from two companies accused of failing to prevent the state's outbreak.
  • Tuesday, May 4

  • Deliberations continue in hepatitis C suit   UPI / 7:44PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 4 (UPI) -- Jurors deliberated for a second day Tuesday in the Nevada trial of a lawsuit by a man who blames pharmaceutical companies for his infection with hepatitis C.
  • Monday, May 3

  • Harkin calls on Ensign to resign   UPI / 1:05PM
    WASHINGTON, May 3 (UPI) -- Sen. Tom Harkin, an Iowa Democrat, said Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., should resign if accusations of infidelity are true.
  • Monday, April 26

  • Not all solar power plants totally 'green'   UPI / 3:34PM
    LAS VEGAS, April 26 (UPI) -- Not all solar thermal power plants, touted for their environmental benefits, are pollution-free because they also use other fuels, U.S. experts note.
  • Sunday, April 25

  • Reid plans to go ahead with reform vote   UPI / 11:54PM
    WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., plans to go ahead with a procedural vote on a financial reform bill Monday, his office said.
  • 'Stripper-mobile' may return to Las Vegas   UPI / 4:04PM
    LAS VEGAS, April 25 (UPI) -- The creator of the "stripper-mobile" plans to bring it back to Las Vegas but officials say they'll try to enact a permanent ban on the traveling strip show.
  • Wednesday, April 21

  • Shayne Lamas marries after whirlwind fling   UPI / 10:14AM
    LAS VEGAS, April 21 (UPI) -- Reality television personality Shayne Lamas has married Web site proprietor Nik Richie in Las Vegas after less than a week of dating, sources told TMZ.
  • Monday, April 19

  • Firm developing methane-laced diesel fuel   UPI / 6:05PM
    RENO, Nev., April 19 (UPI) -- A company in Reno, Nev., said it has been adding methane to diesel fuel with a new method that does not not require changes to the fuel's delivery system.
  • Report: Wild horses killed in roundup   UPI / 1:14PM
    RENO, Nev., April 19 (UPI) -- At least 86 wild horses died from stress and trauma after being rounded up by a government helicopter in Nevada, animal rights activists said.
  • Underwood wins top ACM Award   UPI / 8:04AM
    LAS VEGAS, April 19 (UPI) -- Carrie Underwood became the first female artist to twice win the Academy of Country Music's Entertainer of the Year Award in Las Vegas Sunday night.
  • Friday, April 16

  • New poll bad news for Sen. Harry Reid   UPI / 4:44PM
    WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., facing a tough fight for a new term, trails his chief rival by 10 points, a poll released Friday indicates..
  • Wednesday, April 14

  • Nevada to pay damages to detained gambler   UPI / 5:04PM
    CARSON CITY, Nev., April 14 (UPI) -- Nevada has agreed to pay damages to a professional gambler who was wrongly detained at a Las Vegas casino almost a decade ago.
  • Tuesday, April 13

  • Washington, S.C. sue over Yucca Mountain   UPI / 10:54PM
    OLYMPIA, Wash., April 13 (UPI) -- Washington State and South Carolina have sued to keep the Obama administration from abandoning the proposed nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain in Nevada.
  • Auction features Marilyn Monroe X-rays   UPI / 8:14PM
    LAS VEGAS, April 13 (UPI) -- A Las Vegas auctioneer said a 1954 X-ray image of Marilyn Monroe's chest is expected to fetch bids of up to $1,200 in June.
  • Jury selection begins in hepatitis trial   UPI / 12:05PM
    LAS VEGAS, April 13 (UPI) -- Jury selection has begun in Las Vegas in the first suit involving a huge hepatitis C scare in southern Nevada.
  • Thursday, April 8

  • Stars line up for ACM show in Vegas   UPI / 1:24PM
    LAS VEGAS, April 8 (UPI) -- Laura Bell Bundy, Billy Currington and John Fogerty are to perform at the 45th annual Academy of Country Music Awards show in Las Vegas, organizers said.
  • Thursday, March 25

  • Man accused of vandalizing petroglyphs   UPI / 11:54AM
    LAS VEGAS, March 25 (UPI) -- National Park Service rangers allege an Arizona man used paintballs to vandalize four petroglyph panels and several rock faces in Nevada's Grapevine Canyon.
  • Tuesday, March 23

  • Environmentalists question solar plants   UPI / 7:05PM
    LAS VEGAS, March 23 (UPI) -- "Environmentally friendly" solar power plants planned for Nevada and around the U.S. Southwest may in fact devastate the local ecology, opponents say.
  • Sunday, March 21

  • Singer Neil debuts rock and roll jet fleet   UPI / 1:05PM
    LAS VEGAS, March 21 (UPI) -- Rock singer Vince Neil said at a Nevada airport his new jet fleet will offer private charter passengers a rock and roll-themed journey.
  • Friday, March 19

  • Cameron, Landau win award for 'Avatar'   UPI / 3:54PM
    LAS VEGAS, March 19 (UPI) -- James Cameron and Jon Landau have won the 2nd annual RealD Innovation in 3D Award at a ShoWest ceremony in Las Vegas.
  • Wednesday, March 17

  • Osmonds cancel more Vegas dates   UPI / 9:04PM
    LAS VEGAS, March 17 (UPI) -- Donny and Marie Osmond have canceled this week's performances in Las Vegas as Marie grieves for her late son, Michael, an assistant to the entertainer said.
  • Tuesday, March 16

  • Sony asks for healthier concession snacks   UPI / 12:54AM
    LAS VEGAS, March 16 (UPI) -- The head of a major Hollywood studio is asking for healthier snacks at concession stands in addition to candy, popcorn and soda.
  • Thursday, March 11

  • Firms pick windy Nevada for turbine plant   UPI / 2:14PM
    LAS VEGAS, March 11 (UPI) -- Two U.S. firms and one from China said Thursday they planned to build a 320,000-square-foot wind turbine manufacturing plant in Nevada.
  • Wednesday, March 10

  • Donny and Marie return to the stage   UPI / 11:54PM
    LAS VEGAS, March 10 (UPI) -- Sibling entertainers Donny and Marie Osmond resumed performing their Las Vegas stage show a day after Marie buried her son, Michael, said.
  • Thursday, March 4

  • Season 2 of 'Beauty' to premiere in May   UPI / 6:05PM
    LAS VEGAS, March 4 (UPI) -- Carson Kressley and Vanessa Minnillo have signed on as co-hosts and judges for Season 2 of the reality series "True Beauty," ABC said Thursday.
  • Donny and Marie to resume performing   UPI / 10:05AM
    LAS VEGAS, March 4 (UPI) -- Sibling entertainers Donny and Marie Osmond are scheduled to resume performing their stage show Tuesday, the Flamingo Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas said.
  • Monday, March 1

  • Brooks's 20 Vegas concerts are sold out   UPI / 11:54AM
    LAS VEGAS, March 1 (UPI) -- Tickets for 20 upcoming Garth Brooks concerts at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas were sold out within hours of becoming available, the venue said.
  • Saturday, February 27

  • FDIC closes banks in Nevada, Washington   AP / 12:34PM
    Bank failures in Carson City, Nev., and Tacoma, Wash., brought to 22 the number of U.S. banks to be closed so far this year, officials said.
  • FDIC closes banks in Nevada, Washington   UPI / 12:14PM
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Bank failures in Carson City, Nev., and Tacoma, Wash., brought to 22 the number of U.S. banks to be closed so far this year, officials said.
  • Thursday, February 11

  • Reid says bipartisan jobs bill needs work   UPI / 5:54PM
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., says he will rewrite a just-released jobs bill because Democrats say it contains too many concessions to Republicans.
  • Wednesday, February 3

  • Scott Brown to be sworn in Thursday   UPI / 5:05PM
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen.-elect Scott Brown, R-Mass., will be sworn into office Thursday, a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told The Hill.
  • Tuesday, February 2

  • Fossil bed promoted as national monument   UPI / 11:44AM
    LAS VEGAS, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Support is growing to designate a rich fossil bed in the Las Vegas Valley as a national monument, preservationists in Nevada said.
  • Thursday, January 14

  • For Reid, rough road at home in Nevada   UPI / 1:04AM
    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, has grown increasingly vulnerable to losing his seat to a Republican, political analysts say.
  • Wednesday, January 13

  • Catholics, Mormons back synagogue in suit   UPI / 5:34PM
    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Roman Catholics and Mormons are providing legal support to a Nevada synagogue sued by a woman who says she was molested by a cantor.
  • Lieberman aide disputes 'double-cross'   UPI / 5:24PM
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Assertions that U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, Ind-Conn., blindsided Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., on a healthcare compromise aren't true, an adviser says.
  • Thunderbirds pilot Goodman to be honored   UPI / 12:05PM
    NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- A spokesman for the U.S. Air Force's demonstration team, the Thunderbirds, said the late Thunderbirds pilot Maj. Russell C. Goodman will be honored in Nevada.
  • Tuesday, January 12

  • McConnell won't call for Reid's ouster   UPI / 4:05PM
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., declined Tuesday to call for Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., to step down over racial comments.
  • Monday, January 11

  • Reid says he's done commenting on comments   UPI / 4:34PM
    APEX, Nev., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he's finished making statements on a remark he made about Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign.
  • Sunday, January 10

  • Feinstein: Reid should not step down   UPI / 1:54PM
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., should not resign his post over racially charged comments, a top Democrat said Sunday.
  • Steele: Reid should resign Senate post   UPI / 12:54PM
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., should step down because of racial comments about U.S. President Barack Obama, a Republican leader said Sunday.
  • Saturday, January 9

  • Scientists say Sierras are 50M years old   UPI / 7:44PM
    BERKELEY, Calif., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The Sierra Nevadas, the mountains on the California-Nevada border, are more than twice as old as previously believed, a group of geologists says.
  • Sen. Reid apologizes for Obama remarks   UPI / 4:54PM
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., apologized Saturday for comments he made about Barack Obama's race during the U.S. president's electoral campaign.
  • Wednesday, January 6

  • Solar pond could produce fresh water   UPI / 3:54PM
    RENO, Nev., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Salty lakes worldwide could produce valuable freshwater using a low-cost solar process developed at the University of Nevada, researchers said.
  • Wednesday, December 30

  • Nev. governor fires campaign manager   UPI / 8:54PM
    LAS VEGAS, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons, who settled his divorce this week, fired his neophyte campaign manager Wednesday for saying the first lady post is "window dressing."
  • Tuesday, December 29

  • Nevada governor settles divorce case   UPI / 1:44PM
    RENO, Nev., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons has agreed to a divorce from his wife Dawn, averting a much-anticipated trial, attorneys say.
  • U.S. begins Nevada wild horse roundup   UPI / 12:14PM
    RENO, Nev., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says it is proceeding with a controversial roundup of wild horses in Nevada.
  • Friday, December 25

  • Nevada's top court opposes Simpson ruling   UPI / 1:14PM
    CARSON CITY, Nev., Dec. 25 (UPI) -- The Nevada Supreme Court said a judge in Clark County, Nev., should have given the media access to questionnaires from ex-athlete O.J. Simpson's robbery trial.
  • Monday, December 21

  • Chinese miners retreat from Nevada deal   UPI / 4:44PM
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- A Chinese mining giant, Northwest Non-Ferrous International Co., said it would not buy a gold mine in Nevada to sidestep a regulatory showdown.
  • Friday, December 18

  • HMOs sued over hepatitis outbreak   UPI / 8:24PM
    LAS VEGAS, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Lawsuits against HMOs and insurance companies in Nevada charge they neglected to adequately inspect several Las Vegas clinics suspected in a hepatitis outbreak.
  • Friday, December 4

  • Poll: Reid's numbers still low in Nevada   UPI / 5:54PM
    LAS VEGAS, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- An early advertising blitz by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has done little to make more Nevada voters like him, a poll released Friday indicated.
  • Tuesday, November 24

  • Rustlers make off with hundreds of cattle   UPI / 8:05PM
    VALE, Ore., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Investigators say they believe one group of thieves is responsible for taking hundreds of cattle in southeast Oregon and neighboring areas in Idaho and Nevada.
  • Wednesday, November 18

  • 700-pound black bear bedevils Nev. town   UPI / 5:54PM
    INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Homeowners and authorities in Incline Village, Nev., say they're on the lookout for a marauding, 700-pound black bear.
  • Wednesday, October 28

  • ACORN pleads not guilty in Nevada   UPI / 2:14PM
    LAS VEGAS, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- ACORN and its former deputy regional director have entered not guilty pleas to charges of violating Nevada's voter-registration laws.
  • Thursday, October 15

  • Artist wants UNLV painting destroyed   UPI / 4:34PM
    LAS VEGAS, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Noted minimalist Frank Stella says a painting hanging at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas attributed to him is likely a forgery, his attorney says.
  • Friday, October 9

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome linked to virus   UPI / 2:04AM
    RENO, Nev., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related, a virus, was detected in 67 percent of 101 patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, U.S. researchers say.
  • Las Vegas ski resort opens really early   UPI / 1:14AM
    LAS VEGAS, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Two Western ski resorts, one in Colorado and the other near Las Vegas, Nev., opened for the season this week.
  • Monday, October 5

  • Healthcare reform ads target Ensign   UPI / 1:24PM
    LAS VEGAS, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Advocates for a "public option" healthcare reform measure are targeting Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., in attack ads, political observers say.
  • Sheep prompting traffic concerns in Nevada   UPI / 12:14PM
    BOULDER CITY, Nev., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- City officials in Boulder City, Nev., say the opening of a Hoover Dam overpass bridge could pose problems with desert bighorn sheep in the area.
  • Wednesday, September 23

  • New hepatitis C cases linked to clinic   UPI / 3:14PM
    LAS VEGAS, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- A new cluster of hepatitis C cases has been found at a Nevada medical facility already under investigation by state authorities, lawyers suing the facility say.
  • Tuesday, September 22

  • Maximum Weight Limit easier than BMI   UPI / 2:05AM
    RENO, Nev., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- A statistician has developed a "speed limit" for weight, a Maximum Weight Limit, for those who find body mass index complicated, U.S. researchers say.
  • Tuesday, September 8

  • Scientist to study high-energy plasma   UPI / 10:24AM
    RENO, Nev., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- A University of Nevada-Reno scientist has received a U.S. Department of Energy grant to study high-energy plasma's role in astrophysics and other fields.
  • Tuesday, September 1

  • Plan moves forward for giant desert refuge   UPI / 9:34PM
    LAS VEGAS, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- A plan to combine four wildlife refuges in Nevada into a single Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex is close to final approval, U.S. officials said.
  • Wednesday, August 26

  • Kerkorian gives $14M to improve Nev. life   UPI / 2:34PM
    LAS VEGAS, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Kirk Kerkorian, the largest shareholder in the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, has donated $14 million to found an institute to improve social conditions in Nevada.
  • Saturday, August 22

  • Nevada voters want new blood for governor   UPI / 12:04AM
    CARSON CITY, Nev., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Candidates for governor of Nevada aren't favored by the people who plan to vote in next June's gubernatorial primary, a statewide poll indicates.
  • Wednesday, August 19

  • Tiny Asian clams invade Lake Tahoe   UPI / 4:35PM
    DAVIS, Calif., Aug. 19 (UPI) -- A tiny import, the Asian clam, is a growing problem in Lake Tahoe on the California-Nevada border.
  • Tuesday, August 18

  • Ex-ACORN employee pleads guilty   UPI / 7:05PM
    LAS VEGAS, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- A former ACORN official has pleaded guilty and agreed to testify against former community organizing colleagues in a Nevada voter registration fraud case.
  • Tuesday, August 11

  • Ex-President Clinton links energy, jobs   UPI / 8:44PM
    LAS VEGAS, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Former President Bill Clinton told attendees at a conference on clean energy in Nevada going green is both good for the planet and for business.
  • Thursday, July 30

  • Nevada nuclear waste dump appears doomed   UPI / 4:54PM
    WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) -- A proposed nuclear waste repository at Nevada's Yucca Mountain appears doomed with a U.S. Senate decision to reduce spending, a lawmaker said.
  • Tuesday, July 28

  • Sen. Ensign loses chief of staff   UPI / 5:35PM
    WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) -- Scandal-plagued U.S. Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., has lost a key aide who has been with him since he first came to Congress in 1995, political observers say.
  • Wednesday, July 22

  • Taser being marketed via Twitter, Facebook   UPI / 1:24PM
    LAS VEGAS, July 22 (UPI) -- The new Taser X3 stun gun is being marketed to U.S. young adults through the social networking offerings Facebook and Twitter, a company spokesman says.
  • Tuesday, July 21

  • Roethlisberger Accused of Sexual Assault; His Lawyer Disputes That Claim   AP / 1:35PM
    Jul. 21--Despite a civil suit filed by a woman from Nevada, the attorney representing Ben Roethlisberger denies claims that the Pittsburgh Steelers' star quarterback committed sexual assault.
  • Sunday, July 19

  • Rocker Durst marries girlfriend in Vegas   UPI / 4:35PM
    LAS VEGAS, July 19 (UPI) -- Limp Bizkit rocker Fred Durst says he married girlfriend Ester Nazarov in Las Vegas before one of his performances in the gambling mecca.
  • Children and scientists search for ant   UPI / 1:14AM
    BOULDER CITY, Nev., July 19 (UPI) -- Scientists and children near Boulder City, Nev., have joined the search for the Charleston Ant, not seen for 55 years, the U.S. Forest Service said.
  • Wednesday, July 15

  • Reid expects to raise $25M for next year   UPI / 5:44PM
    LAS VEGAS, July 15 (UPI) -- Campaign staff for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid say the Nevada Democrat expects to raise $25 million for his re-election bid in 2010.
  • Tuesday, June 30

  • Kournikova injured in Vegas club flight   UPI / 5:04PM
    LAS VEGAS, June 30 (UPI) -- Former tennis star Anna Kournikova sustained cuts to her neck in a fight with another woman last weekend in Las Vegas, People Magazine reported.
  • Thursday, June 25

  • Nevada woman sued over eBay comment   UPI / 3:05PM
    HENDERSON, Nev., June 25 (UPI) -- A Texas resident alleges in a lawsuit an eBay trading business was damaged by a Nevada woman who posted a disparaging comment about a bag she had purchased.
  • Thursday, June 18

  • Aide Admits She Had Affair With Ensign   AP / 11:34PM
    A lawyer for a former aide to U.S. Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., has released a statement acknowledging she is the woman he had an affair with.
  • Feds say state violated reservist's rights   UPI / 8:14PM
    LAS VEGAS, June 18 (UPI) -- Nevada violated federal law by refusing to return a state worker to his old job when he returned from active military duty, the U.S. Justice Department says.
  • Tuesday, June 16

  • Luxor draped in Optimus Prime image   UPI / 10:14AM
    LAS VEGAS, June 16 (UPI) -- An enormous image of Optimus Prime from the upcoming movie "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" has been draped over the Luxor hotel in Las Vegas, SkyTag said.
  • Friday, June 12

  • 'Sgt. Pepper Live' headed to Vegas   UPI / 5:14PM
    LAS VEGAS , June 12 (UPI) -- The Las Vegas Hilton has announced plans to present the music show "Sgt. Pepper Live," featuring Cheap Trick, this September.
  • Wednesday, June 10

  • Four H1N1 cases confirmed at Vegas school   UPI / 4:34PM
    LAS VEGAS, June 10 (UPI) -- Nevada health officials Wednesday reported four confirmed cases of H1N1 flu at a Las Vegas elementary that has been experiencing high absentee rates.
  • Change of venue sought in hepatitis trials   UPI / 1:54PM
    LAS VEGAS, June 10 (UPI) -- A hearing is scheduled at the end of the month on a change of venue request for one of Nevada's largest-ever medical malpractice litigations, lawyers say.
  • Coroner: Gans's death an accident   UPI / 1:34AM
    LAS VEGAS, June 10 (UPI) -- A coroner in Las Vegas has ruled impressionist Danny Gans died accidentally of heart failure brought on by a toxic level of the pain killer hydromorphone.
  • Tuesday, June 9

  • Mike Tyson marries wife No. 3   UPI / 9:34PM
    LAS VEGAS, June 9 (UPI) -- Retired boxer Mike Tyson, whose 4-year-old daughter died last month in a home accident, has married Lakiha Spicer in Las Vegas.
  • Developers lining up for city favors   UPI / 11:44AM
    MESQUITE, Nev., June 9 (UPI) -- U.S. cities are finding developers frequently pressing for loans and tax breaks as the recession wears on -- a sign of the times, a Nevada city councilman said.
  • Saturday, June 6

  • Las Vegas gaming revenues dip   UPI / 11:44PM
    LAS VEGAS, June 6 (UPI) -- Las Vegas gaming revenues declined in April compared to a year earlier, analysts said.
  • 'Hooker For Jesus' marries rock musician   UPI / 12:34PM
    LAS VEGAS, June 6 (UPI) -- "Hooker For Jesus" Annie Lobert and Oz Fox of the Christian heavy metal band Stryper have gotten married in Las Vegas in a webcasted ceremony.
  • Wednesday, June 3

  • Lawsuit filed over taxi kickbacks   UPI / 6:05PM
    LAS VEGAS, June 3 (UPI) -- A lawsuit is seeking damages for an alleged scam in Las Vegas, strip clubs paying taxi drivers in the Nevada gambling resort to steer customers to them.
  • Nevada tells gold mine to get mercury down   UPI / 4:14PM
    CARSON CITY, Nev., June 3 (UPI) -- Nevada environmental regulators have ordered a gold mine to shut down roasting operations until its operators install mercury reduction equipment.
  • Wednesday, May 27

  • 'Blob' of material found beneath Nevada   UPI / 5:05PM
    PHOENIX, May 27 (UPI) -- Arizona State University researchers say they have discovered a large cylindrical blob of cold material far below the surface of central Nevada.
  • Simpson appeals Nevada conviction   UPI / 12:44AM
    LAS VEGAS, May 27 (UPI) -- O.J. Simpson's lawyers filed an appeal Tuesday with the Nevada Supreme Court, asking for a reversal of his kidnapping and robbery conviction.
  • Tuesday, May 26

  • Obama the Fundraiser heads West   UPI / 10:34AM
    LAS VEGAS, May 26 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama heads west Tuesday for a series of fundraisers, including a stop in Las Vegas on behalf of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
  • Wednesday, May 20

  • Obama cutting money for Yucca Mountain   UPI / 5:24PM
    WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- The Obama administration has cut funding for a proposed U.S. nuclear storage facility at Yucca Mountain and for the Nevada agency fighting the plan.
  • Tuesday, May 19

  • Cirque du Soleil celebrates 25 years   UPI / 8:54PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 19 (UPI) -- Canada's Cirque du Soleil company says it is offering specially priced tickets throughout the summer to celebrate its 25th anniversary.
  • Monday, May 18

  • Gambler says casinos plied him with booze   UPI / 2:54PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 18 (UPI) -- A U.S. philanthropist charged with not paying nearly $15 million in Las Vegas gambling debts says the casinos are at fault for keeping him intoxicated.
  • Holly Madison to star in 'Peepshow'   UPI / 1:14PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 18 (UPI) -- Playboy model and reality television personality Holly Madison has signed on to join the cast of "Peepshow" in Las Vegas, BASE Entertainment said Monday.
  • Saturday, May 16

  • Playmate Madison joins topless show   UPI / 3:05PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 16 (UPI) -- Holly Madison, a Playboy playmate and "Girls Next Door" co-star, has joined a Las Vegas show with topless dancers, her representative says.
  • Thursday, May 14

  • Agassi, Graf at center of domain lawsuits   UPI / 2:54PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 14 (UPI) -- Former tennis stars Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf allege in lawsuits filed in Las Vegas their names have been illegally used in Internet site domain names.
  • Tuesday, May 12

  • Study: Dealers suffer from 2nd-hand smoke   UPI / 11:34PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 12 (UPI) -- A recently released federal study found that dealers in many Las Vegas casinos are exposed to potentially hazardous substances from second-hand smoke.
  • Monday, May 11

  • Casino staff reductions play for time   UPI / 4:14PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 11 (UPI) -- Casinos in Las Vegas are adjusting to the economic downturn by cutting prices and reducing staffing levels, The Las Vegas Sun reported.
  • Saturday, April 25

  • Sources say Monaco hid during burglary   UPI / 3:05PM
    LAS VEGAS, April 25 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Kelly Monaco was forced to hide behind her bed in her Las Vegas penthouse when a burglar began searching the home, sources say.
  • Monday, April 20

  • Miss North Carolina crowned Miss USA   UPI / 8:24AM
    LAS VEGAS, April 20 (UPI) -- Miss North Carolina USA title winner Kristen Dalton has been crowned Miss USA 2009.
  • Saturday, April 18

  • Missouri, Nevada banks shuttered   UPI / 9:24AM
    WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) -- Banks in Missouri and Nevada have been closed by regulators, marking the 24th and 25th U.S. banks to fail so far in 2009, officials said.
  • MGM Mirage backers mull debt-for-equity   UPI / 9:14AM
    LAS VEGAS, April 18 (UPI) -- Bondholders for struggling casino owner MGM Mirage are discussing swapping debt for equity stakes after a possible bankruptcy filing, sources say.
  • Saturday, April 11

  • Report: Dubai seeking new MGM deal   UPI / 10:34AM
    LAS VEGAS, April 11 (UPI) -- Dubai World is pushing a plan to rescue a financially troubled Las Vegas project that would pledge billions of dollars needed to complete it, sources say.
  • Tuesday, April 7

  • Nevada gov's wife alleges affairs in files   UPI / 3:55PM
    RENO, Nev., April 7 (UPI) -- Nevada first lady Dawn Gibbons says her husband, Gov. Jim Gibbons, had extramarital affairs with the wives of two Reno doctors.
  • Monday, April 6

  • Underwood, Paisley win big at ACMs   UPI / 9:05PM
    LAS VEGAS, April 6 (UPI) -- Carrie Underwood was named entertainer of the year at the 44th annual Academy of Country Music Awards show Sunday in Las Vegas.
  • Straw house survives simulated earthquake   UPI / 11:14AM
    RENO, Nev., April 6 (UPI) -- A U.S. civil engineer says she designed and built a straw bale house that has survived a major earthquake simulation.
  • Saturday, April 4

  • One Killed in Bus Crash in Sierras   AP / 8:34PM
    At least one person was killed early Saturday when a bus carrying California ski resort employees to work crashed on Interstate 80 near the Nevada line.
  • Report: MGM Mirage seeks to sell casinos   UPI / 9:44AM
    LAS VEGAS, April 4 (UPI) -- Casino owner MGM Mirage is courting buyers for its facilities in Detroit and Biloxi, Miss., to meet looming debt obligations, sources say.
  • Wednesday, April 1

  • Santana to be resident rocker in Vegas   UPI / 10:05PM
    LAS VEGAS, April 1 (UPI) -- Carlos Santana has signed on as a rock 'n' roll resident artist in Las Vegas, AEG Live said Wednesday.
  • Friday, March 27

  • MGM Mirage keeps CityCenter going   UPI / 4:34PM
    LAS VEGAS, March 27 (UPI) -- MGM Mirage held off bankruptcy Friday for a major Las Vegas development, making a $200 million loan payment to keep the CityCenter project afloat.
  • Bush, Velazquez named Miss USA hosts   UPI / 1:44PM
    LAS VEGAS, March 27 (UPI) -- "Access Hollywood" co-host Billy Bush and TV actress Nadine Velazquez are to preside over the 2009 Miss USA Pageant, organizers said Friday.
  • Wednesday, March 25

  • Former Harrah's worker sues over asbestos   UPI / 7:54PM
    LAS VEGAS, March 25 (UPI) -- A former maintenance supervisor at Harrah's Las Vegas casino is suing the hotel for allegedly exposing him to cancer-causing asbestos.
  • Stars line up for George Strait tribute   UPI / 12:14PM
    LAS VEGAS, March 25 (UPI) -- Brooks & Dunn, Jamie Foxx, Alan Jackson and Miranda Lambert have been added to the roster of a Las Vegas TV special honoring George Strait, CBS said.
  • Friday, March 13

  • Wounded troops to be honored at ACM Awards   UPI / 11:24PM
    LAS VEGAS, March 13 (UPI) -- Singer Trace Adkins is planning a special performance in honor of wounded U.S. troops at the upcoming Academy of Country Music Awards show, CBS said.
  • Wednesday, March 11

  • Sin City stews over president's remark   UPI / 6:54PM
    LAS VEGAS, March 11 (UPI) -- Three hundred-forty events were canceled in Las Vegas in the past 90 days, a tourist group said, leaving some to wonder how much to blame the president.
  • Sunday, March 8

  • Angel named 'Magician of the Decade'   UPI / 2:05PM
    LAS VEGAS, March 8 (UPI) -- The International Magicians Society says Las Vegas illusionist Criss Angel has been dubbed its "Magician of the Decade."
  • Friday, March 6

  • Stars line up to perform at CMAs   UPI / 10:44PM
    LAS VEGAS, March 6 (UPI) -- Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Sugarland and Taylor Swift have signed on to perform at the 44th annual Academy of Country Music Awards show in Las Vegas.
  • Thursday, March 5

  • Judgment in cop abuse case reinstated   UPI / 3:05PM
    CARSON CITY, Nev., March 5 (UPI) -- A $180,000 judgment against a Las Vegas police officer accused of assaulting a civilian in 2001 should be reinstated, a federal appeals court has ruled.
  • Sunday, March 1

  • Siegfried & Roy on stage one last time   UPI / 2:44PM
    LAS VEGAS, March 1 (UPI) -- The magic act Siegfried & Roy made a brief farewell appearance on a Las Vegas stage this weekend with Montecore, the white tiger that almost killed Roy Horn.
  • Saturday, February 28

  • Banks Closed in Illinois, Nevada   AP / 9:34AM
    Two small banks in Illinois and Nevada have been shuttered,
  • Banks closed in Illinois, Nevada   UPI / 9:14AM
    CHICAGO, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Two small banks in Illinois and Nevada have been shuttered, state financial regulators say.
  • Friday, January 30

  • California could see worst drought ever   UPI / 5:34PM
    SACRAMENTO, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- California is hovering near the worst drought in the state's history, officials said after reporting the Sierra Nevada snowpack is 61 percent of normal.
  • How to have a heart-healthy Valentine's   UPI / 1:24AM
    NEVADA CITY, Calif., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Consider heart-friendly ways to celebrate Valentine's Day, instead of eating a box of chocolates take a loved one for a walk, a U.S. author advises.
  • Friday, January 23

  • Nevada cuts funding for Yucca fight   UPI / 5:54PM
    CARSON CITY, Nev., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Sen. Richard Bryan, D-Nev., says cuts in funding to fight plans for the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site could result in a resurrection of the project.
  • Thursday, January 15

  • Nevada inmate alleges abuse by jail guards   UPI / 2:24PM
    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- A man alleges in a federal lawsuit that his wounds from a flash-bang grenade guards used on him in the Clark County, Nev., jail went untreated for four days.
  • Friday, January 9

  • Gaming revenues down for Nevada   UPI / 7:14PM
    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Gambling revenues for the state of Nevada fell 14.8 percent in November compared with a year ago, the state's Gaming Control Board said Friday.
  • Wednesday, January 7

  • Reid predicts long run as majority leader   UPI / 1:34PM
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid predicted he'll lead the body for years, saying Nevada voters will give the Democrat a fifth term in Washington.
  • Friday, January 2

  • Gold eclipses hard times in Nevada town   UPI / 4:14PM
    BATTLE MOUNTAIN, Nev., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- The economic slowdown hasn't dodged the small gold-mining town of Battle Mountain, Nev. -- it's done something else: It's helped, town residents said.
  • Wednesday, December 31

  • Surgery center did not disinfect properly   UPI / 10:14PM
    LAS VEGAS, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- An outpatient surgery center told Nevada authorities it failed to properly disinfect instruments it uses during colonoscopies, state health officials said.
  • Low snow means Calif. water rationing   UPI / 3:14PM
    PHILLIPS, Calif., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- California water rationing is almost certain, with Sierra Nevada snow levels below average despite recent winter storms, officials said.
  • Thursday, December 11

  • Report: Auto rescue compromise in works   UPI / 9:14PM
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A bipartisan plan to rescue U.S. automakers could be close to a vote in the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Thursday.
  • Wednesday, December 10

  • Bodman: 2nd nuclear waste site may be need   UPI / 2:14AM
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The United States will need a second nuclear depository unless the site at Yucca Mountain in Nevada is enlarged, the U.S. energy secretary said Tuesday.
  • Friday, December 5

  • O.J. Simpson gets prison term for robbery   UPI / 2:54PM
    LAS VEGAS, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- O.J. Simpson was sentenced to at least nine years in a Nevada prison Friday for holding up two sports memorabilia dealers at gunpoint in a Las Vegas hotel.
  • Saturday, November 29

  • Analyst: Senate may decide Minn. election   UPI / 2:54PM
    ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 29 (UPI) -- A statement by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., makes it more likely the Senate could intervene in a Minnesota election, an analyst says.
  • Wednesday, November 26

  • Should Las Vegas get Snake Valley water?   UPI / 1:24AM
    SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Piping water from the Snake Valley aquifer on the border between Utah and Nevada to Las Vegas could do irreparable harm, environmentalists say.
  • Saturday, November 8

  • Dems urge U.S. aid for carmakers   UPI / 8:24PM
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., say the auto industry should get help under the U.S. economic rescue plan.
  • Reid torn over Lieberman Senate role   UPI / 8:34AM
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., says he's torn over how to handle rebellious former Democratic Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn.
  • Thursday, November 6

  • Researchers turn biomass into energy   UPI / 2:14PM
    RENO, Nev., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they are testing the viability of converting leafy or woody biomass into a commercially feasible fuel product.
  • Monday, November 3

  • Justice Dept. ends probe of Nev. governor   UPI / 9:34AM
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department has reportedly cleared Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons of any wrongdoing after an investigation into the awarding of a military contract.
  • Sunday, November 2

  • Reid: Stevens faces Senate expulsion   UPI / 7:24PM
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., says Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, faces expulsion from the Senate if he wins re-election this week.
  • Saturday, November 1

  • Obama hits red states   UPI / 6:44PM
    HENDERSON, Nev., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama campaigned Saturday in states that went Republican in 2004: Nevada, Colorado and Missouri.
  • Candidates push hard in last 72 hours   UPI / 6:44AM
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Sen. Barack Obama is pressing hard in normally Republican-friendly states Saturday, with campaign stops scheduled in Missouri, Colorado and Nevada.
  • Tuesday, October 28

  • Report: Reid to ease Byrd out of post   UPI / 8:54AM
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is moving to ease 90-year-old Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., out of a top Senate leadership position, sources say.
  • Wednesday, October 22

  • Palin accuses Obama of gender bias   UPI / 4:35PM
    HENDERSON, Nev., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, in an appearance Tuesday in Nevada, accused Barack Obama of discriminating against women.
  • Tuesday, October 21

  • Palin: Obama would generate crisis   UPI / 8:54PM
    RENO, Nev., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, campaigning in Nevada Tuesday, said that Barack Obama is likely to create a crisis if he becomes president.
  • Poll: Obama leading in 2 key counties   UPI / 11:14AM
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama gained support in two key counties that could spell wins in Nevada and North Carolina, a Politico poll indicates.
  • Thursday, October 16

  • Governor sued over alleged sex assault try   UPI / 7:54PM
    LAS VEGAS, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A former Las Vegas cocktail waitress has sued Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons, claiming that he tried to rape her in a parking garage and arranged a coverup.
  • Tuesday, October 7

  • ACORN raided in Nevada vote fraud probe   UPI / 2:44PM
    LAS VEGAS, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Nevada authorities said Tuesday they raided the Las Vegas offices of the controversial voter-registration activist group, ACORN.
  • Monday, October 6

  • Government to fund 21 geothermal projects   UPI / 2:14PM
    RENO, Nev., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Energy Department says it will fund 21 research, development and demonstration projects up to $78 million to promote enhanced geothermal systems.
  • Saturday, October 4

  • Fossett wreckage collected from mountain   UPI / 11:05AM
    MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Investigators have finished removing the wreckage of adventurer Steve Fossett's plane from California's remote Sierra Nevada mountains, officials said.
  • Thursday, October 2

  • Human remains found with Fossett plane   UPI / 8:34PM
    MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Human remains have been found in the wreckage of Steve Fossett's small plane high in the Sierra Nevada in California, a federal official said Thursday.
  • Wednesday, October 1

  • Head of Nevada nuclear agency quits   UPI / 2:24AM
    CARSON CITY, Nev., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The head of the Nevada Nuclear Projects Agency has resigned in the midst of a scandal about unauthorized pay hikes for his staff.
  • Monday, September 22

  • Court will review Las Vegas flight paths   UPI / 5:25PM
    LAS, Nev., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Disputed departure routes from McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nev., are in the "hands of the court," a federal official said.
  • Global warming has ecosystem double whammy   UPI / 1:14PM
    RENO, Nev., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have found one abnormally warm year can suppress the amount of carbon dioxide absorbed by some grassland ecosystems for as long as two years.
  • Tuesday, September 16

  • Victim Admits Trying to Cash in on Simpson   AP / 9:35PM
    A sports collectible dealer acknowledged Tuesday he tried to sell his story to "Inside Edition" after an alleged robbery by O.J. Simpson in a Nevada hotel.
  • Victim admits trying to cash in on Simpson   UPI / 9:14PM
    LAS VEGAS, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A sports collectible dealer acknowledged Tuesday he tried to sell his story to "Inside Edition" after an alleged robbery by O.J. Simpson in a Nevada hotel.
  • Police search for Reno rapist, killer   UPI / 5:05PM
    RENO, Nev., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Police say they're searching for a serial rapist stalking the University of Nevada-Reno campus whom they believe killed a 19-year-old California student.
  • Tuesday, September 9

  • Silver State ads look ironical, not silver   UPI / 2:34PM
    HENDERSON, Nev., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Ads boasting of customer trust did not stop a run on the Silver State Bank of Henderson, Nev., bank documents show.
  • Monday, September 8

  • NRC to take up Yucca Mountaiin   UPI / 2:54PM
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Monday it will conduct a full review of the proposed nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nev.
  • Saturday, September 6

  • McCain-connected Nevada bank fails   UPI / 10:14AM
    HENDERSON, Nev., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. banking officials have shut down a Nevada bank whose board once included the son of Republican U.S. presidential nominee John McCain.
  • Sunday, August 31

  • No wolf hunting season expected in Nevada   UPI / 3:35PM
    CARSON CITY, Nev., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Wildlife officials in Nevada say despite the recent classification of gray wolves as "game" animals, there shouldn't be a hunting season for them.
  • Sunday, August 24

  • Poll: Nevada governor unpopular   UPI / 8:44PM
    LAS VEGAS, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons is the least popular governor in the Mountain West, an analysis by three regional newspapers indicates.
  • Tuesday, August 12

  • Reid laying groundwork for re-election   UPI / 12:14PM
    LAS VEGAS, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Senator Harry Reid, D-Nev., is guiding national Democratic legislative initiatives as well as gearing up for re-election in 2010, an adviser says.
  • Wednesday, August 6

  • Court won't halt hearing on Vegas judge   UPI / 4:54PM
    LAS VEGAS, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Las Vegas Wednesday rejected an attempt to halt the disciplinary hearing against a Nevada judge accused of misconduct.
  • Tuesday, August 5

  • New rules pull rug from under house deals   UPI / 8:44AM
    RENO, Nev., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Lending rules at U.S. finance companies are changing quickly, eliminating some deals that were previously given the green light, industry observers said.
  • Wednesday, July 30

  • Jerry Lewis cited for carrying gun   UPI / 10:34AM
    LAS VEGAS, July 30 (UPI) -- U.S. comic icon Jerry Lewis reportedly was cited for attempting to board a flight from Las Vegas to Detroit with an unloaded gun in his carry-on bag.
  • Tuesday, July 29

  • Reid plan splits Democrats on oil drilling   UPI / 12:44PM
    WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) -- Democrats are split on a plan by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., aimed at protecting them in the face of controversial oil drilling proposals.
  • Monday, July 28

  • Safety issues rise in Nevada construction   UPI / 8:14AM
    LAS VEGAS, July 28 (UPI) -- Construction-related fatalities in Nevada have prompted a series of investigations amid allegations that safety regulators are ineffective, sources said.
  • Sunday, July 27

  • McCain's son resigns from bank boards   UPI / 7:05PM
    LAS VEGAS, July 27 (UPI) -- A son of presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain has resigned from the boards of two Nevada banks, company officials said.
  • Saturday, July 26

  • Regulators close two U.S. banks   UPI / 9:04AM
    RENO, Nev., July 26 (UPI) -- Federal regulators have closed two banks in the U.S. West, saying they were undercapitalized due to the poor performance of home mortgage loans.
  • Friday, July 25

  • Officials: Natural nitrates killed horses   UPI / 8:04PM
    LAS VEGAS, July 25 (UPI) -- U.S. officials said the deaths of 71 wild horses last summer in Nevada came from naturally occurring nitrates.
  • Hepatitis cases linked to Vegas clinic   UPI / 5:44PM
    LAS VEGAS, July 25 (UPI) -- Nevada health officials say they have traced seven cases of hepatitis C to two patients who underwent procedures at a Las Vegas clinic last year.
  • Thursday, July 24

  • Ninth Las Vegas hepatitis C case confirmed   UPI / 4:34PM
    LAS VEGAS, July 24 (UPI) -- Another hepatitis C case linked to a closed Las Vegas endoscopy clinic brings the number of confirmed cases of the disease to nine, health officials said.
  • Wednesday, July 23

  • Girl dies after heart stops on coaster   UPI / 10:05PM
    LAS VEGAS, July 23 (UPI) -- A 12-year-old California girl left in a coma after her heart failed while riding a roller coaster at a Las Vegas theme park has died, officials said.
  • Tuesday, July 22

  • Report: Wild horses poisoned naturally   UPI / 3:34PM
    LAS VEGAS, July 22 (UPI) -- A report by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management blames the death of 71 wild horses near a Nevada test range on natural nitrates.
  • Tuesday, July 15

  • $90 billion pricetag put on Yucca   UPI / 11:14PM
    LAS VEGAS, July 15 (UPI) -- The cost to build and operate the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear dump in Nevada is estimated at $90 billion, officials say.
  • New searches launched for Steve Fossett   UPI / 3:44PM
    LAS VEGAS, July 15 (UPI) -- Two volunteer teams say they will search the California-Nevada border area for any signs of adventurer Steve Fossett, missing with his plane since September.
  • Monday, July 14

  • Hundreds of wild horses corralled   UPI / 12:24PM
    RENO, Nev., July 14 (UPI) -- The state Bureau of Land Management said it corralled hundreds of horses roaming free in Nevada in an effort to decrease the number of wild horses.
  • Saturday, July 12

  • Photographer: M. Jackson looks 'frail'   UPI / 11:44AM
    LAS VEGAS, July 12 (UPI) -- Pop star Michael Jackson appeared "frail" and "gaunt" during an appearance in Las Vegas with his three children, a photographer says.
  • Wednesday, July 9

  • Assistant laughs off Cher marriage report   UPI / 1:44PM
    LAS VEGAS, July 9 (UPI) -- A report claiming Cher recently married a 38-year-old Hell's Angel biker in Las Vegas is false, the singer's representative says.
  • Monday, July 7

  • Nick Cannon calls marriage 'amazing'   UPI / 3:26PM
    LAS VEGAS, July 7 (UPI) -- U.S. actor and recording artist Nick Cannon said being married to singer Mariah Carey is "amazing."
  • Paul supporters looking to third parties   UPI / 3:26PM
    LAS VEGAS, July 6 (UPI) -- Some supporters of former Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul say they cannot support the likely GOP nominee Arizona Sen. John McCain.
  • Tuesday, June 24

  • Birkhead buys Smith lingerie at auction   UPI / 4:16AM
    LAS VEGAS, June 22 (UPI) -- Photojournalist Larry Birkhead says he bought lingerie once owned by Anna Nicole Smith at a Las Vegas auction to give to the late model's daughter.
  • 'Day,' 'Losers' big winners at CineVegas   UPI / 4:16AM
    LAS VEGAS, June 22 (UPI) -- The dramatic movie "She Unfolds by Day" and the documentary "Beautiful Losers" won grand jury prizes at the CineVegas festival in Las Vegas, officials say.
  • Friday, June 20

  • Elton to give 200th performance of show   UPI / 4:16AM
    LAS VEGAS, June 19 (UPI) -- British rock 'n' roll icon Elton John is to give his 200th performance of "The Red Piano" show at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas this week.
  • Tuesday, June 17

  • NFL player injured in robbery   UPI / 12:24PM
    LAS VEGAS, June 17 (UPI) -- An apparent early morning robbery has left Oakland Raiders wide receiver Javon Walker injured but in fair condition at a Las Vegas hospital.
  • Monday, June 16

  • Caan to be honored with Vegas Icon award   UPI / 6:24PM
    LAS VEGAS, June 16 (UPI) -- The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority says it plans to honor Hollywood actor James Caan with the first Vegas Icon Award.
  • Report: Jackson considering Vegas show   UPI / 9:14AM
    LAS VEGAS, June 16 (UPI) -- Reclusive pop star Michael Jackson reportedly is considering a long-term Las Vegas engagement similar to shows performed by Cher and Celine Dion.
  • Monday, June 9

  • Reno, Nev., quake swarm strengthens   UPI / 1:44PM
    RENO, Nev., June 9 (UPI) -- Residents of Reno, Nev., were on guard Monday for earthquake activity after a "swarm" of minor temblors shook the northern part of the state.
  • Sunday, June 8

  • Drink dispels Hilton pregnancy rumors   UPI / 12:04PM
    LAS VEGAS, June 8 (UPI) -- Celebrity heiress Paris Hilton has dispelled any rumors she may be pregnant by consuming an alcoholic drink, a guest at a Las Vegas event says.
  • Wednesday, June 4

  • Fraud hits home (and homes) in Las Vegas   UPI / 4:15AM
    LAS VEGAS, June 3 (UPI) -- Mortgage fraud and high foreclosure rates go hand in hand, federal investigators in Las Vegas, Nev., said Tuesday.
  • Yucca nuclear site application submitted   UPI / 4:15AM
    WASHINGTON, June 3 (UPI) -- A license application for the first U.S. national repository for spent nuclear fuel was filed Tuesday for a Nevada site, the Energy Department said.
  • DOE submits Yucca Mountain application   UPI / 4:15AM
    WASHINGTON, June 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Energy submitted an 8,600-page application Tuesday to store nuclear waste underground at Yucca Mountain in Nevada.
  • Friday, May 30

  • Toni Braxton's Vegas show canceled   UPI / 10:14AM
    LAS VEGAS, May 30 (UPI) -- The Flamingo in Las Vegas has announced that the rest of Toni Braxton's shows have been canceled while the R&B singer deals with health issues.
  • Thursday, May 29

  • Rezko accused of stiffing two casinos   UPI / 1:44PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 29 (UPI) -- A Las Vegas judge issued arrest warrants against an indicted Chicago fundraiser linked to Sen. Barack Obama for alleged failure to pay debts to two casinos.
  • Tuesday, May 27

  • Obama: McCain will extend Bush policies   UPI / 5:34PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 27 (UPI) -- Sen. John McCain's closed-door fundraiser with President George Bush in Phoenix gave Barack Obama the opening to say McCain would extend Bush policy.
  • Sunday, May 25

  • The Time extends Las Vegas reunion   UPI / 1:10AM
    LAS VEGAS, May 24 (UPI) -- The funk group, The Time, is extending its run of reunion performances in Las Vegas after 15 years apart, Billboard reports.
  • Friday, May 23

  • Report: Warrant Sought for Pacman Jones   AP / 9:34PM
    Clark County, Nev., prosecutors are seeking a felony arrest warrant for suspended NFL player Adam Pacman Jones, the Las Vegas Sun reported Friday.
  • Wednesday, May 21

  • Energy Dept. OKs waste storage contracts   UPI / 4:54PM
    WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Energy awarded two contracts for storage containers to hold nuclear fuel bound for the proposed Yucca Mountain repository in Nevada.
  • Tuesday, May 20

  • War bill may be done by Memorial recess   UPI / 10:24PM
    WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., says an emergency war spending bill before Congress should be finished before Congress's Memorial Day recess.
  • Monday, May 19

  • Widow of atomic worker battles red tape   UPI / 4:24PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 19 (UPI) -- A Nevada woman says her long-running battle for compensation for her husband's death has become a crusade to expose U.S. Department of Labor intransigence.
  • Sunday, May 18

  • Chesney named entertainer of the year   UPI / 11:24PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 18 (UPI) -- Kenny Chesney was named entertainer of the year at the Academy of Country Music awards ceremony in Las Vegas Sunday night.
  • 'Stay' named best song and single record   UPI / 10:24PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 18 (UPI) -- The duo Sugarland won the prize for single record of the year Sunday for its song "Stay" at the Academy of Country Music awards show in Las Vegas.
  • 'Crazy Ex' wins ACM album of the year   UPI / 10:24PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 18 (UPI) -- Miranda Lambert's "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" won the album of the year prize at the Academy of Country Music awards show in Las Vegas Sunday night.
  • Nevada Democrats vote on delegates   UPI / 8:34PM
    RENO, Nev., May 18 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois received 14 national convention delegates at Saturday's Nevada state Democratic convention.
  • Tuesday, May 13

  • Court upholds school uniform rules   UPI / 11:10PM
    SAN FRANCISCO, May 13 (UPI) -- A federal appellate court in San Francisco has rejected a challenge to the school uniform policy adopted by a district in Nevada.
  • Sunday, May 11

  • Reid: Calm missing from Democratic race   UPI / 7:10PM
    WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Sunday that people "should just relax" about the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.
  • Saturday, May 10

  • Model to strip club' 'No Deal'   UPI / 2:00PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 10 (UPI) -- A former model on the TV show "Deal or No Deal" has filed a lawsuit against a Las Vegas strip club for using her image in a promotion, court documents say.
  • Friday, May 9

  • Nevada judge accused of demanding royal treatment   AP / 6:10PM
    LAS VEGAS - Elizabeth Halverson is a judge. But the way courthouse staffers see it, she expects to be treated like a queen.
  • Thursday, May 8

  • Garth Brooks to be honored at ACM awards   UPI / 8:20PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 8 (UPI) -- Country music star Garth Brooks will receive the Academy of Country Music Crystal Milestone Award at the ACM awards show in Las Vegas, the ACM said Thursday.
  • Wednesday, May 7

  • Cher begins 3-year Vegas engagement   UPI / 11:11AM
    LAS VEGAS, May 7 (UPI) -- Pop music icon Cher began her nearly 200-show, three-year-long stint at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas Tuesday night.
  • Tuesday, May 6

  • Nevada governor wants his mansion back and his wife out   AP / 7:10PM
    CARSON CITY, Nev. - The state that pioneered the quickie divorce is witnessing a potentially ugly breakup that has the governor of Nevada fighting to get back into his own mansion.
  • Monday, May 5

  • Landlord prepares to sue Heidi Fleiss   UPI / 9:12PM
    PAHRUMP, Nev., May 5 (UPI) -- A former landlord of Heidi Fleiss says she is preparing to sue the "Hollywood Madam" for allegedly causing $40,000 in damage to her Nevada home.
  • Thursday, May 1

  • Nevada to bill widow for Fossett search   UPI / 4:11PM
    CARSON CITY, Nev., May 1 (UPI) -- Nevada will be sending a bill to the widow of adventurer Steve Fossett for the cost of the unsuccessful search for his missing plane.
  • Reno scientists warn of further quake risk   UPI / 1:40AM
    RENO, Nev., May 1 (UPI) -- Scientists in Nevada say the region needs to prepare for the possibility of more -- and potentially more serious -- earthquakes.
  • Nevada towns raise money for tot   UPI / 12:20AM
    MINDEN, Nev., April 30 (UPI) -- The child of two U.S. soldiers who were killed in March, allegedly by a fellow soldier, is the beneficiary of fundraising efforts far from her Washington home.
  • Wednesday, April 30

  • Dem. leader Reid concedes on FEC posts   UPI / 11:30AM
    WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said he would fast-track GOP nominees to the Federal Elections Commission in exchange for Democratic seats.
  • Monday, April 28

  • Latest Reno quake estimated at 4.2   UPI / 1:40PM
    RENO, Nev., April 28 (UPI) -- The latest earthquake to shake Reno, Nev., was measured as a 4.2 on the Richter scale by the U.S. Geological Survey.
  • Shaky Reno, Nev., is jiggled by another moderate quake   AP / 10:11AM
    RENO, Nev. - The area around Reno, Nev., continues to shake as another moderate earthquake has been recorded in the region.
  • Sunday, April 27

  • Lohan parties again, but limits drinking   UPI / 12:10PM
    LAS VEGAS, April 27 (UPI) -- Actress Lindsay Lohan, known for her well-publicized partying lifestyle, limited her alcohol intake during a recent visit to Las Vegas, witnesses said.
  • Friday, April 25

  • 'Dancing with the Stars' pro is sorry   UPI / 7:32PM
    LAS VEGAS, April 25 (UPI) -- ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" pro Derek Hough says he regrets offending his fellow competitors on TV Tuesday night.
  • Donny and Marie Osmond sign for new show on Vegas strip   AP / 6:50PM
    LAS VEGAS - Donny and Marie Osmond will perform in a variety show at the Flamingo Las Vegas hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip beginning in September.
  • Wednesday, April 16

  • Tropicana gains debt extension   UPI / 8:37PM
    LAS VEGAS, April 16 (UPI) -- Tropicana Entertainment President Scott Butera says he has gained some breathing room as he tries to stave off U.S. bankruptcy.
  • Monday, April 14

  • Braxton's shows canceled until May   UPI / 7:00PM
    LAS VEGAS, April 14 (UPI) -- Toni Braxton's performances at the Flamingo in Las Vegas have been canceled for the rest of the month because the singer has been ill, the hotel said.
  • Sunday, April 13

  • Nevada do-over yields same results   UPI / 12:16PM
    LAS VEGAS, April 13 (UPI) -- A Nevada county do-over in the Democratic presidential race produced nearly identical results as the failed February contest, county officials said.
  • Saturday, April 12

  • Miss Texas crowned Miss USA   UPI / 1:40PM
    LAS VEGAS, April 12 (UPI) -- Miss Texas USA Crystle Stewart was named Miss USA 2008 in a gala event Friday night in Las Vegas.
  • Friday, April 11

  • College Students Tour Nevada Brothel   AP / 5:10PM
    PAHRUMP, Nev. - Nicki Amouri hands her camera to a friend, throws her arm over another and smiles wide as she leans in for a shot with the monument her class came to visit. It's a typical field trip memento - except that Amouri is in a brothel. The monument is a fluffy, queen-sized bed in a Western-themed party room reserved for VIPs and big spenders.
  • Wednesday, April 9

  • Woman could be jailed for removing trees   UPI / 6:32PM
    INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev., April 9 (UPI) -- A Nevada woman faces up to 20 years in prison for allegedly cutting down trees on federal land so she could get a better view of Lake Tahoe, officials said.
  • Ex-Miss Nevada USA Takes Plea Deal   AP / 5:27PM
    LAS VEGAS - A dethroned Miss Nevada USA has accepted a plea deal in which she agrees to pay fines for five misdemeanor traffic violations. Prosecutors will drop a charge of resisting arrest.
  • Braxton to return to work this week   UPI / 8:46AM
    LAS VEGAS, April 9 (UPI) -- The Flamingo hotel in Las Vegas said headliner Toni Braxton should be back on its stage by the end of the week following a brief hospital stay.
  • Tuesday, April 8

  • Toni Braxton hospitalized in Vegas   UPI / 2:10PM
    LAS VEGAS, April 8 (UPI) -- Entertainer Toni Braxton was admitted to a Las Vegas hospital after her show at the Flamingo Monday night to be treated for an unknown illness, officials said.
  • Tuesday, April 1

  • Sprint to offer iPhone competitor   UPI / 5:40PM
    LAS VEGAS, April 1 (UPI) -- U.S. wireless giant Sprint said Tuesday it would introduce a touch-screen music phone to compete with Apple's iPhone.
  • Moderate Quake Hits Northeast Nevada   AP / 3:16PM
    RENO, Nev. - A moderate earthquake Tuesday shook a town in northeast Nevada where a stronger tremor caused damage more than a month ago.
  • Friday, March 28

  • Van Halen to play Las Vegas charity event   UPI / 10:20AM
    LAS VEGAS, March 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. rock band Van Halen, coming off a brief hiatus, is set to resume performing at an upcoming benefit concert in Las Vegas.
  • Monday, March 24

  • Vacancies look emptier in different places   UPI / 4:46PM
    DETROIT, March 24 (UPI) -- Vacancy rates for non-rental homes now places Florida, Nevada and Michigan at the top of the less-than-glorious list of states with too many unsold homes.
  • Sunday, March 23

  • Federline celebrates birthday in Vegas   UPI / 12:40PM
    LAS VEGAS, March 23 (UPI) -- Rapper Kevin Federline celebrated his 30th birthday at a Las Vegas nightclub with 20 friends and family members.
  • Thursday, March 20

  • Nevada confirms 7th hepatitis case   UPI / 12:12AM
    LAS VEGAS, March 19 (UPI) -- An investigation into a hepatitis C outbreak in Nevada has found a seventh case, this one linked to another endoscopy center owned by Dr. Dipak Desai.
  • Thursday, March 13

  • Deere looks overseas for future sales   UPI / 3:31PM
    LAS VEGAS, March 13 (UPI) -- U.S. farm and heavy equipment maker Deere & Co. Thursday said it will lean on overseas markets, where construction equipment sales are expected to boom.
  • Wednesday, March 12

  • Remains of airman from 1942 crash ID'd   UPI / 1:02AM
    WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) -- The remains of a U.S. airman who died in 1942 when a routine training flight crashed in the Sierra Nevada Mountains have been identified.
  • Police raid Nevada clinics   UPI / 12:52AM
    LAS VEGAS, March 12 (UPI) -- Authorities investigating a hepatitis outbreak have seized patient records from six southern Nevada medical offices.
  • Sunday, March 9

  • Trotter to open new Las Vegas eatery   UPI / 7:06PM
    LAS VEGAS, March 9 (UPI) -- Celebrity chef Charlie Trotter is preparing to offer his trademark dishes at Restaurant Charlie, a new eatery he will open in Las Vegas in several weeks.
  • Thursday, March 6

  • Wolverine photographed in Sierra Nevada   UPI / 12:30AM
    TRUCKEE, Calif., March 6 (UPI) -- The first wolverine to be spotted in California's Sierra Nevada mountain range since 1922 has been photographed north of the town of Truckee.
  • Wednesday, March 5

  • Second hotel checked in Vegas ricin probe   UPI / 4:00PM
    LAS VEGAS, March 5 (UPI) -- Las Vegas police have learned that the suspect in their ongoing ricin investigation also lived at another hotel in the city for about a year.
  • Sunday, March 2

  • Portion of Hunter Tylo's lawsuit dismissed   UPI / 1:36PM
    LAS VEGAS, March 2 (UPI) -- Actress Hunter Tylo had a portion of her lawsuit against her late son's therapist dismissed this week by a Las Vegas judge, it was reported.
  • Saturday, March 1

  • Clinic shut down for hepatitis exposure   UPI / 5:30PM
    LAS VEGAS, March 1 (UPI) -- An embattled endoscopy clinic in Las Vegas was shut down after authorities announced 40,000 patients were potentially exposed to deadly diseases.
  • Friday, February 22

  • Delegate fight brews at Vegas Dem meeting   UPI / 7:40PM
    LAS VEGAS, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- A potentially contentious local battle in the Democratic presidential race could occur this weekend when Clark County, Nev., Democrats hold their convention.
  • Thursday, February 21

  • Northeastern Nevada Hit by 6.0 Quake   AP / 8:36PM
    WELLS, Nev. - Windows shattered and building facades and signs fell, but no one was seriously injured when a powerful earthquake shook this rural northeastern town on Thursday.
  • MGM Mirage Profit Up on CityCenter Gain   AP / 10:11AM
    LAS VEGAS - MGM Mirage says its fourth-quarter profit soared, primarily on a hefty gain related to its CityCenter project.
  • Judge cuts jury award in Wyeth suit   UPI / 1:40AM
    RENO, Nev., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- A Nevada judge significantly reduced the amount of money three Nevada women will receive from their lawsuit against Wyeth over hormone therapy.
  • Monday, February 11

  • Siegfried & Roy to Make 1-Night Comeback   AP / 5:10PM
    LAS VEGAS - Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn plan to make a one-night-only comeback next February, performing their signature show at a fundraiser more than five years after a tiger attack ended their long-running production on the Las Vegas Strip.
  • Friday, February 8

  • Heidi Fleiss arrested for suspected DUI   UPI / 9:20AM
    PAHRUMP, Nev., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Former celebrity madam Heidi Fleiss was arrested near her Nevada home for allegedly driving under the influence and possessing drugs without a prescription.
  • Thursday, February 7

  • Ex-Madam Heidi Fleiss Arrested in Nevada   AP / 11:27PM
    PAHRUMP, Nev. - Former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss was arrested Thursday on charges of illegal possession of prescription drugs and driving under the influence, authorities said.
  • Cher Agrees to 3-Year Deal in Vegas   AP / 9:10PM
    LAS VEGAS - She has released 25 albums that have sold more than 100 million copies and has enjoyed a career that has included concerts, recordings, Broadway, TV, film acting and directing, and books. Now she's taking her show to Vegas.
  • Tuesday, January 29

  • Nevada Had Top Foreclosure Rate in 2007   AP / 6:10AM
    LOS ANGELES - The number of U.S. homes that slipped into some stage of foreclosure in 2007 was 79 percent higher than in the previous year, a real estate tracking company said Tuesday. Many homeowners started to fall behind on mortgage payments in the last three months, setting the stage for more foreclosures this year.
  • Sunday, January 20

  • Clinton, Romney win Nevada caucuses   UPI / 7:40PM
    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The voting may be over in Nevada but the sniping between Democratic presidential rivals Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama over who "won" the state may not be.
  • Analysis: New Tone in Democratic Race   AP / 1:35AM
    WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton laid down a winning hand in Nevada. So did Barack Obama.
  • Saturday, January 19

  • Nev. Caucuses Over; GOP Battle on in SC   AP / 9:25PM
    Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama split the spoils Saturday in Nevada presidential caucuses marred by late charges of dirty politics. John McCain and Mike Huckabee dueled for victory in a hard-fought Republican primary in South Carolina.
  • Clinton, Romney Win Nevada Caucuses   AP / 7:10PM
    Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton won the Nevada caucuses Saturday, powering past Sen. Barack Obama in a hard-fought race marred by late charges of dirty politics. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney coasted to an easy win in the Republican contest.
  • Romney, Clinton win in Nevada   UPI / 6:40PM
    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney were the projected winners Saturday in Nevada's caucuses.
  • Candidates Face Off in Nev., SC Contests   AP / 11:10AM
    Republican presidential hopefuls faced off in sleepy Nevada caucuses and a hard-fought South Carolina primary on Saturday, a pair of contests likely to winnow an unwieldy field of rivals.
  • Friday, January 18

  • Nevada poll tilts toward Clinton, Romney   UPI / 11:41AM
    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Mitt Romney led their respective parties heading into Saturday's presidential caucuses in Nevada, a poll said Friday.
  • Democrats actively courting Latinos   UPI / 2:10AM
    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Democrats are reaching out to Latino voters as the presidential campaign moves into California, Nevada and Arizona.
  • Thursday, January 17

  • Romney discounts South, moves on to Nevada   UPI / 9:20PM
    BLUFFTON, S.C., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, after his win in the Michigan primary, has already ceded Saturday's South Carolina primary to his rivals.
  • Wednesday, January 16

  • Reaching for the Right in SC   AP / 3:10PM
    CHARLESTON, S.C. - Republican presidential hopefuls Mike Huckabee and Fred Thompson tussled Wednesday over who's the true conservative while the Democratic contest in Nevada indicated the truce called over racially sensitive matters does not extend to other points of dispute.
  • O.J. Simpson Is Due in Court Today   AP / 10:10AM
    LAS VEGAS - O.J. Simpson is due in a Nevada court today to answer charges he violated terms of his bail by attempting to contact a co-defendant in his armed robbery case. Simpson's former bail bondsman, who brought him back from Miami to jail in Las Vegas on Friday, is set to testify.
  • Campaign Attention Shifts to S.C., Nev.   AP / 4:26AM
    CHARLESTON, S.C. - Republican presidential contenders focused their energies on South Carolina's GOP primary just four days off with still no clear front-runner after a critical Michigan victory for Mitt Romney and with John McCain facing what could be a make-or-break battle.
  • Democrats trade barbs in debate   UPI / 12:02AM
    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The three Democratic presidential front-runners debated in Las Vegas Tuesday, each jockeying for an edge going into the Nevada caucuses just days away.
  • Sunday, January 13

  • Unions battle over Nev. caucus locations   UPI / 1:51PM
    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Nevada unions backing Hillary Clinton are crying foul because some of the state's Democratic caucuses will be held in casinos, where her support is tepid.
  • Saturday, January 12

  • Hillary Clinton woos western Hispanics   UPI / 7:00PM
    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton wooed Hispanic voters Saturday in Nevada, a day after a swing through California.
  • Friday, January 11

  • Most workers at Yucca Mountain laid off   UPI / 9:30PM
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- The contractor for the proposed U.S. nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain in Nevada has fenced off the tunnel and laid off most of the staff.
  • Kucinich disinvited by NBC   UPI / 9:30PM
    NEW YORK, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Long shot presidential contender Dennis Kucinich has lashed out at NBC for disinviting him from an upcoming Nevada presidential debate.
  • Thursday, January 10

  • Large Nevada Union Backs Obama   AP / 4:10AM
    LAS VEGAS - Presidential candidate Barack Obama has won the support of the 60,000-member Culinary Workers Union in Nevada, a coup for the Democrat that could boost his candidacy against Hillary Rodham Clinton in the state's nominating contest.
  • Wednesday, January 9

  • Obama endorsed by Nev. culinary workers   UPI / 8:50PM
    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- After his bruising second-place finish in the New Hampshire primary, presidential hopeful Barack Obama got a much-needed endorsement in Nevada Wednesday.
  • Best Buy Nervous About TV Conversion   AP / 8:10AM
    LAS VEGAS - Best Buy Inc.'s chief executive said Tuesday that he is "very nervous" about being able to supply customers with the millions of digital TV converter boxes needed ahead of the shutdown of most analog TV transmissions in 13 months.
  • Tuesday, January 8

  • Flooded Town Seeks Money for Repairs   AP / 6:10PM
    RENO, Nev. - Building inspectors went door to door in a northern Nevada town Tuesday to assess millions of dollars of damage from the flood caused by a break in a century-old irrigation canal.
  • Monday, January 7

  • TiVo to Feature Web Video   AP / 2:10PM
    LAS VEGAS - TiVo Inc. said Monday its subscribers will soon be able to select video from the Web for playback on televisions through its digital video recording service, building on its strategy to extend its DVR beyond regular TV.
  • Sunday, January 6

  • Ice Slows Cleanup in Flooded Nev. Town   AP / 5:10PM
    FERNLEY, Nev. - Hundreds of homes sat in as much as 8 feet of water Sunday following a canal rupture as freezing weather spread sheets of ice over yards and streets, hindering efforts to get the water to drain away.
  • Ice Slows Cleanup in Flooded Nev. Town   AP / 3:25PM
    FERNLEY, Nev. - Hundreds of homes sat in as much as 8 feet of water Sunday following a canal rupture as freezing temperatures hindered efforts to get the water to drain away.
  • Magellan Announces Google-Enabled GPS   AP / 3:15PM
    LAS VEGAS - Magellan Navigation Inc. on Sunday announced its first portable navigation device to feature cellular connectivity will come with Google Inc. business listings and search functionality.
  • Tuesday, December 18

  • Largest solar array in U.S. finished   UPI / 10:25PM
    NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The largest photovoltaic power array in the United States has been completed at an Air Force base in Nevada.
  • Monday, December 10

  • Quiet Riot Singer Died of Overdose   AP / 7:10PM
    LAS VEGAS - The death last month of Kevin Dubrow, lead singer for the 1980s heavy metal band Quiet Riot, has been ruled an accidental cocaine overdose. Clark County coroner spokeswoman Samantha Charles confirmed the cause Monday after toxicology results were received Monday.
  • Thursday, December 6

  • Nev. prison healthcare called substandard   UPI / 5:40PM
    ELY, Nev., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Officials at the maximum-security Nevada State Prison in Ely are being accused of callous indifference in providing healthcare for sick inmates.
  • Yucca Mountain: Good spot for nuke waste?   UPI / 2:11PM
    MENLO PARK, Calif., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- A U.S. government study suggests the proposed Yucca Mountain radioactive waste repository in Nevada is arguably the best location for such storage.
  • Wednesday, November 28

  • Book lists 'Kane' as world's No. 1 movie   UPI / 7:50PM
    RENO, Nev., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- A new U.S. book on world cinema, "99 Remarkable Films of the World," lists Orson Welles' 1941 masterpiece, "Citizen Kane," as the No. 1 movie of all time.
  • O.J. Simpson Due in Nevada Court   AP / 10:10AM
    LAS VEGAS - Two weeks after O.J. Simpson and two other men were ordered to stand trial on kidnapping and armed robbery charges, the former football star and his co-defendants face arraignment.
  • Simpson Faces Arraignment at Nev. Court   AP / 4:11AM
    LAS VEGAS - Two weeks after O.J. Simpson and two other men were ordered to stand trial on kidnapping and armed robbery charges, the former football star and his co-defendants face arraignment.
  • Tuesday, November 27

  • Wife asks to declare Steve Fossett dead   UPI / 4:20PM
    CHICAGO, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- The wife of Steve Fossett, a millionaire adventurer who disappeared in September flying over Nevada, has asked a Chicago court to declare him legally dead.
  • Monday, November 26

  • Quiet Riot Singer Dead in Vegas at 52   AP / 4:10PM
    LAS VEGAS - Kevin Dubrow, lead singer for the 1980s heavy metal band Quiet Riot that scored a hit with "Cum on Feel the Noize," was found dead in a Las Vegas home. He was 52.
  • Friday, November 23

  • Huge Iowa corn crop has its critics   UPI / 9:40AM
    NEVADA, Iowa, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Corn is more than king in Iowa, once called a "pothole prairie," with a bumper crop and lofty ethanol goals but farmers said it still gets a bad rap.
  • Friday, November 16

  • Heart Infection Sidelines Wayne Newton   AP / 8:10PM
    LAS VEGAS - Wayne Newton had been sidelined with a recurring heart infection. The Las Vegas icon and "Danke Schoen" crooner has cardiomyopathy, a viral infection of the heart muscle, said Deanna Pettit, a spokeswoman for Harrah's Entertainment Inc., on Friday. Pettit said Newton has been previously treated for the virus.
  • Thursday, November 15

  • Lawyer: O.J. to Spend Time Golfing   AP / 10:10AM
    LAS VEGAS - O.J. Simpson will spend the next two weeks in Miami "golfing and taking care of the kids," his lawyer said, before returning to a Nevada courtroom to be arraigned on charges that could mean years behind bars.
  • Thursday, November 8

  • Homeowners find they can't borrow on home   UPI / 11:16AM
    RENO, Nev., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Millions of Americans are discovering they can no longer count on borrowing against the value of their homes for a more lavish lifestyle.
  • Tuesday, October 30

  • Origin of the Blue Mountains studied   UPI / 4:15PM
    EUGENE, Ore., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- A U.S. study suggests northern Oregon's Blue Mountains may have originated from the Klamath Mountains of southern Oregon and the Sierra Nevada of California.
  • Friday, October 26

  • Many States Seen Facing Water Shortages   AP / 7:11PM
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - An epic drought in Georgia threatens the water supply for millions. Florida doesn't have nearly enough water for its expected population boom. The Great Lakes are shrinking. Upstate New York's reservoirs have dropped to record lows. And in the West, the Sierra Nevada snowpack is melting faster each year. Across America, the picture is critically clear - the nation's freshwater supplies can no longer quench its thirst.
  • Wednesday, October 24

  • Dog the bounty hunter defends Francis   UPI / 9:40PM
    RENO, Nev., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. television star known as Dog the bounty hunter has offered to co-sign for the bond of jailed "Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis.
  • Jailed Francis Takes Legal Case Online   AP / 4:11PM
    PENSACOLA, Fla. - Joe Francis, founder of the "Girls Gone Wild" video empire, has engineered an ad campaign to call attention to his legal woes, which began in Panama City Beach in 2003 and now have him in a Nevada jail cell.
  • Saturday, October 20

  • FBI Probes Copperfield's Vegas Warehouse   AP / 8:35AM
    LAS VEGAS - David Copperfield has been contacted by law enforcement authorities and the FBI has conducted an investigation in Las Vegas, where the magician regularly performs, his lawyer and the FBI confirmed.
  • Friday, October 19

  • Teen son of Hunter Tylo drowns   UPI / 6:50PM
    HENDERSON, Nev., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The 19-year-old son of U.S. soap star Hunter Tylo has drowned in Henderson, Nev.
  • Wednesday, October 17

  • Nevada wants Sandia out of Yucca plans   UPI / 7:20PM
    CARSON CITY, Nev., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Nevada is asking the U.S. government to remove Sandia National Laboratories from the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project.
  • Co-Defendant Says O.J. Wanted Armed Men   AP / 7:10PM
    LAS VEGAS - O.J. Simpson wanted armed men with him when he confronted two sports memorabilia dealers, according to a co-defendant who has agreed to a plea deal agreed to testify for the prosecution in the armed robbery case.
  • Tuesday, October 16

  • Nev. High Court Blocks Execution   AP / 2:16PM
    CARSON CITY, Nev. - A killer's execution was halted 90 minutes before he was set to die amid arguments from death penalty opponents that the state should wait until the U.S. Supreme Court reviews the constitutionality of lethal injections.
  • Monday, October 8

  • Still No Sign of Missing Aviator Fossett   AP / 3:11PM
    CARSON CITY, Nev. - With winter closing in, efforts to find aviator Steve Fossett have dwindled - along with hopes that his proven ability to cheat death enabled him to survive a plane crash in the rugged desert of northern Nevada.
  • Wednesday, October 3

  • Search for Steve Fossett Suspended Again   AP / 8:10AM
    CARSON CITY, Nev. - The search for millionaire aviator Steve Fossett, who disappeared a month ago in northern Nevada, was suspended again after what the Civil Air Patrol described as one of the largest efforts to locate a missing plane in modern history.
  • Monday, October 1

  • Sex Tape Suspect Described As 'Violent'   AP / 5:24PM
    LAS VEGAS - A man suspected of sexually abusing a young girl in a videotaped assault has a history of violence and deception, a former girlfriend said in an interview broadcast Monday.
  • Sunday, September 30

  • Crews Search for Fossett on Foot, by Air   AP / 6:24AM
    RENO, Nev. - Relying on a new Air Force analysis of radar and satellite images, crews looking for millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett combed the rugged Nevada backcountry on foot and by air.
  • Saturday, September 29

  • Girl Seen on Sex Tape Found Safe in Nev.   AP / 6:10AM
    PAHRUMP, Nev. - When a homemade videotape showing a young girl being sexually assaulted surfaced, authorities took the unusual step of releasing information about the child in hopes that someone would recognize her.
  • Friday, September 28

  • Man Sought in Nevada Sex Tape Case   AP / 6:10PM
    LAS VEGAS - Nevada authorities said Friday that a man they called a registered sex offender may have been the one who raped a young girl in a horrific homemade videotape, and said they want to talk to him in hopes he can lead them to the child.
  • Tuesday, September 25

  • Calif. Aims to Rid Lake of Northern Pike   AP / 5:10PM
    PORTOLA, Calif. - State workers on Tuesday began pouring a toxic chemical into a lake nestled in the mountains of the Sierra Nevada as part of California's decade-long effort to exterminate a predatory northern pike.
  • Friday, September 21

  • Truck carrying hogs overturns   UPI / 7:20PM
    LAS VEGAS, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- A truck carrying pigs to a slaughterhouse overturned in Nevada, with at least 47 of the animals dying in the crash or being euthanized because of injuries.
  • Wednesday, September 19

  • O.J. Simpson out on bail   UPI / 3:50PM
    LAS VEGAS, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- O.J. Simpson, jailed on kidnapping, burglary and assault charges, posted bail Wednesday and was released from a Nevada jail.
  • Tuesday, September 18

  • National media swarm to Vegas to cover OJ   UPI / 1:21PM
    LAS VEGAS, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- The state archivist says the latest O.J. Simpson criminal case could be the biggest story to hit Nevada since a 1980 fire at the MGM Grand killed 80 people.
  • Wednesday, September 12

  • Reid: Iraq Drawdown Plan Unacceptable   AP / 5:10PM
    WASHINGTON - Senate Democratic leaders on Wednesday rejected the call by the top U.S. general in Iraq to send 30,000 U.S. troops home by next summer, saying it does not go far enough. "This is unacceptable to me, it's unacceptable to the American people," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.
  • Earthquake reported in Nevada   UPI / 12:10PM
    EUREKA, Nev., Sept. 12 (UPI) -- An earthquake registering 3.2 on the Richter scale was reported in Nevada Wednesday.
  • Sunday, September 9

  • Sighting in Nevada Isn't Fossett's Plane   AP / 9:11PM
    RENO, Nev. - Rescue crews searching for famed millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett stumbled upon another false lead Sunday when they discovered what they thought was a downed airplane - but didn't find the missing aviator.
  • Thursday, September 6

  • Britney Spears Coming Back to MTV Awards   AP / 10:11PM
    LAS VEGAS - With skin, snakes and smooches in her past MTV repertoire, there's no telling what's in store Sunday when Britney Spears opens this year's Video Music Awards.
  • Rescuers scour huge area for Fossett   UPI / 7:30PM
    RENO, Nev., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The search in Nevada for U.S. aviation great Steve Fossett expanded Thursday to 10,000 square miles of the land he loved to fly.
  • Satellite images sought for Fossett search   UPI / 3:10PM
    RENO, Nev., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- British tycoon Richard Branson said he contacted Google about using the Web site's satellite imagery to help search for missing aviator Steve Fossett.
  • Court sides with Nevada in nuclear case   UPI / 7:00AM
    PAHRUMP, Nev., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- A federal judge has ruled in favor of Nevada in its opposition to the use of the state's water in the construction of a planned nuclear waste site.
  • Wednesday, September 5

  • Branson confident Fossett will surface   UPI / 6:20PM
    CARSON CITY, Nev., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Virgin Atlantic president Sir Richard Branson said Wednesday he was confident his friend, adventurer Steve Fossett, would soon surface in Nevada.
  • Adventurer Steve Fossett missing in Nev.   UPI / 8:10AM
    FALLON, Nev., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The Civil Air Patrol resumed searching for adventurer Steve Fossett in western Nevada Wednesday after he took off in a small plane and vanished.
  • Tuesday, September 4

  • Rescuers search for aviation great Fossett   UPI / 3:20PM
    YERINGTON, Nev., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Rescuers in western Nevada were searching for world aviation record-holder Steve Fossett, an aviation spokeswoman said Tuesday.
  • Monday, September 3

  • Jerry Lewis' Telethon Hits New Record   AP / 8:10PM
    LAS VEGAS - Showman Jerry Lewis raised nearly $64 million on Monday during his annual Labor Day Telethon to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association, topping last year's event by $3 million.
  • Sunday, September 2

  • Bush apologizes to Wiccan widow   UPI / 10:30AM
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush apologized to a Nevada Wiccan who was left out of a presidential meeting with relatives of soldiers killed in combat.
  • Wednesday, August 29

  • Artist Arrested in Burning Man Torching   AP / 10:10AM
    SAN FRANCISCO - Burning Man became Burnt Man four days early, and a San Francisco performance artist was arrested on suspicion of igniting the signature figure of the counterculture festival in the remote Nevada desert.
  • Tuesday, August 28

  • Bush says U.S. in a 'global' terror war   UPI / 5:30PM
    RENO, Nev., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush tried to rally the country Tuesday, saying the United States is fighting a global war against "Islamic extremists."
  • Friday, August 17

  • Presidential hopefuls shift Nevada staff   UPI / 11:20AM
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is adding staff to his presidential primary campaign operations in the state of Nevada.
  • Saturday, August 11

  • Infamous Mustang Ranch Brothel Revived   AP / 4:35AM
    PATRICK, Nev. - Since its inception, the Mustang Ranch has played a key role in legalized prostitution in Nevada and has been shut down by the IRS. It's been burned down, rebuilt and sold on eBay for the price of a small home. Now it's back.
  • Industrial age left mark on Greenland   UPI / 12:40AM
    RENO, Nev., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Black carbon from industrial development in North America between 1850 and 1950 contributed to warming in Greenland in the early 20th century, research shows.
  • Thursday, August 9

  • Melanie Brown secretly weds in Vegas   UPI / 2:44PM
    LAS VEGAS, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Spice Girl Melanie Brown has secretly married film producer-boyfriend Stephen Belafonte in Las Vegas, marriage records in Nevada show.
  • Genetic analysis conducted on frog fungus   UPI / 12:34PM
    BERKELEY, Calif., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- A genetic analysis of a deadly fungus decimating U.S. yellow-legged frogs in the Sierra Nevada Mountains shows it spreads by sexual reproduction.
  • Tuesday, August 7

  • Harrah's 2Q Profit Up 85 Percent   AP / 5:10PM
    LAS VEGAS - Harrah's Entertainment Inc., which is being taken private in a $17.1 billion deal, said Tuesday its second-quarter profit surged 85 percent, as visitor volume powered growth in Las Vegas and a new race track casino in Pennsylvania offset weak results in Atlantic City, N.J.
  • Sunday, August 5

  • Singer David Coverdale visited by bears   UPI / 8:00PM
    LAKE TAHOE, Nev., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Whitesnake singer David Coverdale came face-to-face with a black bear at his home in Lake Tahoe, Nev., twice in recent weeks.
  • Tuesday, July 31

  • Firm hopes Californians will ride bus   UPI / 7:41PM
    LOS ANGELES, July 31 (UPI) -- A regional intercity bus service with fares as low as $1 will take passengers to major California cities and into Arizona and Nevada, a bus company says.
  • Monday, July 30

  • Samaritan to market breast cancer test   UPI / 2:04PM
    LAS VEGAS, July 30 (UPI) -- U.S. firm Samaritan said Monday it has entered into a licensing deal with Georgetown University to market a blood test to detect breast cancer.
  • Thursday, July 26

  • AMA blasts UnitedHealth-Sierra merger   UPI / 3:10PM
    RENO, Nev., July 26 (UPI) -- The American Medical Association said Thursday it hopes to block health insurer giant UnitedHealth from taking over Sierra, claiming care will suffer.
  • Tuesday, July 24

  • Samaritan gains rights to benzamide drugs   UPI / 5:20PM
    LAS VEGAS, July 24 (UPI) -- U.S. firm Samaritan said Tuesday it has licensed from Georgetown University the exclusive rights to compounds treating HIV and other infectious diseases.
  • Saturday, July 21

  • Jodie Sweetin ties the knot in Las Vegas   UPI / 2:41PM
    LAS VEGAS, July 21 (UPI) -- Former "Full House" actress and current host of Fuse TV's "Pants-Off Dance-Off," Jodie Sweetin, reportedly was married to Cody Herpin in Las Vegas.
  • Friday, July 20

  • `Full House' Actress Gets Married   AP / 5:20PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Jodie Sweetin, who starred on TV's Full House" for eight seasons, is a new bride, a celebrity Web site reported Friday.
  • Samaritan's HIV drug advancing   UPI / 1:00PM
    LAS VEGAS, July 20 (UPI) -- U.S. firm Samaritan said Friday it has positive data from a phase 2b study of its oral HIV treatment aimed at drug-resistant forms of the virus.
  • Tuesday, July 17

  • Democrats plan non-stop Iraq debate   UPI / 2:50PM
    WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., plans to go to the mattresses over Iraq, with a non-stop debate beginning Tuesday.
  • Sunday, July 15

  • Nev. Couple Blame Internet for Neglect   AP / 7:23AM
    RENO, Nev. (AP) -- A couple who authorities say were so obsessed with the Internet and video games that they left their babies starving and suffering other health problems have pleaded guilty to child neglect.
  • Friday, July 13

  • Nevada brothels free to advertise   UPI / 11:24PM
    LAS VEGAS, July 13 (UPI) -- A federal judge has ruled that Nevada counties that ban prostitution cannot ban advertising for brothels.
  • Thursday, July 12

  • Pelosi, Reid at odds over energy bill   UPI / 8:10PM
    WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., are reportedly divided on differing versions of a proposed energy bill.
  • Tuesday, July 10

  • Samaritan: Drug may reverse Alzheimer's   UPI / 12:30PM
    LAW VEGAS, Nev., July 10 (UPI) -- U.S drug maker Samaritan said Tuesday animal studies of its experimental Alzheimer's drug Caprospinol suggest the disease may be reversible.
  • Monday, July 9

  • Reid: 'It's time to change course' in Iraq   UPI / 3:40PM
    WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said the U.S. troop surge in Iraq is not working and the war "is headed in a very dangerous direction."
  • Saturday, July 7

  • More lightning feared in dry western areas   UPI / 1:20PM
    SALT LAKE CITY, July 7 (UPI) -- Firefighters braced Saturday for more heat, wind and possible lightning over the parched mountains of Utah, northern Nevada and Idaho.
  • Friday, July 6

  • 5 Injured in Vegas Casino Shooting   AP / 9:30PM
    LAS VEGAS - A "distressed" gunman on a balcony at the New York-New York casino opened fire on gamblers below early Friday, wounding four people before he was tackled by off-duty military reservists. A fifth person was hurt in a crush of people fleeing the casino.
  • Damon, others ante up for Darfur   UPI / 7:30PM
    LAS VEGAS, July 6 (UPI) -- Actor Matt Damon reprised his "Rounders" role in Las Vegas, where he, Ben Affleck and others chipped in to the Ante Up for Africa fundraising poker event.
  • Thursday, July 5

  • 3 Accused of Enslaving Chinese Acrobats   AP / 8:20AM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Three men enslaved more than 20 members of a Chinese acrobatic team, feeding them little, paying them next to nothing to perform and confiscating their passports and visas, federal authorities said.
  • Tuesday, July 3

  • Jacko moves into lavish Vegas compound   UPI / 5:34PM
    LAS VEGAS, July 3 (UPI) -- U.S. music icon Michael Jackson has moved into a $60 million compound owned by Prince Jefri Bolkiah of Brunei in a gated community in Las Vegas.
  • Exhibit seeks to preserve showgirl history   UPI / 8:40AM
    RENO, Nev., July 3 (UPI) -- Turkey ruff boas, jeweled G-strings and other tools of a showgirl's trade are on display in Reno, Nev., as showgirls seek to preserve their history.
  • Sunday, July 1

  • Ex-Hollywood Madam Opens Laundromat   AP / 8:20PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss is diversifying, airing her Dirty Laundry in Nevada as she makes plans for a legal brothel for women.
  • Thursday, June 28

  • 'Love' anniversary is relative to Beatles   UPI / 5:52PM
    LAS VEGAS, June 28 (UPI) -- A tribute to dead bandmates became a family event of sorts in Las Vegas for Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison.
  • Lawyer: Nev. Suspect Planned Suicide   AP / 12:10AM
    RENO, Nev. - A nurse accused of killing his wife, the former state controller, planned for a year to commit suicide after he testified at his murder trial, his defense lawyer said Wednesday.
  • Tuesday, June 26

  • Report: Jackson moving out of Vegas home   UPI / 2:40PM
    LAS VEGAS, June 26 (UPI) -- Pop singer Michael Jackson has confirmed he is moving out of the house he rents in Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Tuesday.
  • Nev. Murder Defendant Attempts Suicide   AP / 2:21PM
    RENO, Nev. (AP) -- A man accused of killing his wife -- former Nevada Controller Kathy Augustine -- attempted suicide by slashing his wrists a day after testifying in his own defense, authorities said Tuesday.
  • Man Charged With Nev. Murder Testifies   AP / 12:50AM
    RENO, Nev. (AP) -- The man accused of killing former Nevada Controller Kathy Augustine, his wife, testified Monday that he is innocent and that he loved her even though he had decided to leave her.
  • Monday, June 25

  • Teenager to present at science meetings   UPI / 12:51PM
    LAS VEGAS, June 25 (UPI) -- An 18-year old Singapore student has been invited to present his award-winning stem cell research this week at WorldComp '07 in Las Vegas.
  • Michael Jackson planning European tour   UPI / 12:04AM
    LAS VEGAS, June 24 (UPI) -- Pop star Michael Jackson is planning a European tour after he was unable to attract interest in Las Vegas, where he has lived since December.
  • Thursday, June 21

  • Lawyers: 'Pacman' to Fight Vegas Charges   AP / 7:10PM
    LAS VEGAS - Suspended NFL player Adam "Pacman" Jones will surrender to authorities in Nevada and fight felony charges in a strip club melee that preceded a triple shooting.
  • Report: Gambling Revenue to Hit $144B   AP / 12:40AM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Global gambling revenue is estimated to hit $144 billion in 2011 after growing at an annually compounded rate of 7.2 percent a year, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP report being released Thursday.
  • Wednesday, June 20

  • Thomas F. Lee re-elected AFM president   UPI / 11:04PM
    LAS VEGAS, June 20 (UPI) -- Thomas F. Lee was elected Wednesday to another term as president of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada.
  • Tracinda Ends MGM Mirage Property Talk   AP / 6:10PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Even though billionaire Kirk Kerkorian abandoned his bid for MGM Mirage Inc.'s top two casino properties in Las Vegas on Wednesday, his public courtship has caused investors to put more value on the company's massive land bank.
  • Tracinda Ending MGM Mirage Property Talk   AP / 12:20PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The investment arm of billionaire Kirk Kerkorian said Wednesday it was ending negotiations on the possible purchase of casino giant MGM Mirage's Bellagio hotel-casino and its CityCenter project.
  • 1 Missing in Nevada Gold Mine Accident   AP / 11:30AM
    ELKO, Nev. (AP) -- A gold mine worker was missing Wednesday and feared trapped deep under ground in northeastern Nevada, company officials said.
  • Tuesday, June 19

  • Lindsay Lohan cancels July 2 birthday bash   UPI / 1:20PM
    LAS VEGAS, June 19 (UPI) -- Actress Lindsay Lohan's 21st birthday bash in Las Vegas has been canceled following her recent return to a substance abuse rehab program.
  • Monday, June 18

  • Danza to Play `The Producers' in Vegas   AP / 8:40PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Tony Danza will reprise his lead role as Max Bialystock in the Las Vegas version of Mel Brooks' hit Broadway show "The Producers," he told The Associated Press on Monday.
  • Brad Bird Puts the Rat in `Ratatouille'   AP / 5:30PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Brad Bird has become one of the "Incredibles" of movie animation as part of the pioneering outfit behind such cartoon hits as "Finding Nemo," "Monsters, Inc." and the "Toy Story" flicks.
  • Richardson woos Nevada Democrats   UPI / 11:40AM
    LAS VEGAS, June 18 (UPI) -- The decision by Nevada Democrats to move up their caucuses to January 19, 2008 hasn't gotten the desired attention from the leading presidential candidates.
  • Thursday, June 14

  • Senators to Revive Immigration Bill   AP / 8:10PM
    WASHINGTON - Senate leaders agreed Thursday night to revive stalled immigration legislation, capping a furious weeklong rescue attempt that drew President Bush's personal involvement. "The leaders have agreed on a way forward," said Jim Manley, a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.
  • Tuesday, June 12

  • Police Kill Woman in Las Vegas Street   AP / 6:20PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Police shot and killed a woman on a busy roadway Tuesday after she walked into traffic with a child and threatened passing drivers with a knife, authorities said.
  • Sunday, June 10

  • Las Vegas offers candidates funds, problem   UPI / 12:21PM
    LAS VEGAS, June 10 (UPI) -- Several candidates for the U.S. presidency recently gained campaign funding from sources in Las Vegas, but were forced to gain the money cautiously.
  • Thursday, June 7

  • 3 Exposed to Plutonium at Nevada Site   AP / 12:30AM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Authorities are investigating how three workers were exposed to radioactive plutonium during environmental restoration work at the Nevada Test Site, the National Nuclear Security Administration said.
  • Wednesday, June 6

  • Latin Grammys Are Headed to Las Vegas   AP / 11:00AM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- After playing Miami, Los Angeles and New York, the Latin Grammy Awards are now headed to Las Vegas.
  • Tuesday, June 5

  • Girls Gone Wild Creator to Remain Jailed   AP / 8:10PM
    RENO, Nev. - "Girls Gone Wild" creator Joseph Francis, granted bail in a federal tax evasion case in Nevada, will remain in jail to avoid the possibility of being sent to Florida to be arrested on another charge, his lawyer said Tuesday.
  • Girls Gone Wild Creator to Remain Jailed   AP / 8:00PM
    RENO, Nev. (AP) -- "Girls Gone Wild" creator Joseph Francis, granted bail in a federal tax evasion case in Nevada, will remain in jail to avoid the possibility of being sent to Florida to be arrested on another charge, his lawyer said Tuesday.
  • 'Girls' guy says he's innocent in tax case   UPI / 5:50PM
    RENO, Nev., June 5 (UPI) -- "Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis has pleaded not guilty to tax evasion charges in a federal court in Nevada, authorities said.
  • Friday, June 1

  • Nevada Cracks Down on Band Impostors   AP / 12:10AM
    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Nevada on Thursday became one of at least a dozen states to enact laws against fake groups promoting themselves as famed musicians.
  • Thursday, May 31

  • Jackson Goods Net About $500,000   AP / 8:50PM
    LAS VEGAS - Jackson family memorabilia brought in about half a million dollars on the first of a two-day auction at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, auctioneer Guernsey's said Thursday. The auction, which wraps up late Thursday, displayed more than 1,100 lots, mostly costumes, documents, awards and other memorabilia.
  • Wednesday, May 30

  • Review: Navigating by Cell Phone   AP / 3:30PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Driving around a rapidly growing city on unfamiliar streets is not fun.
  • Monday, May 28

  • TV's Jethro Bodine pursues casino deal   UPI / 9:43AM
    CARSON CITY, Nev., May 28 (UPI) -- Max Baer Jr., better known as Jethro Bodine from "The Beverly Hillbillies," has bought a 2.5-acre parcel of land in Nevada for a proposed casino and resort.
  • Sunday, May 27

  • Unpacking Begins for Jackson Auction   AP / 7:40PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Workers pulled glittery suits and platinum records out of cardboard boxes Sunday ahead of what's being called the largest auction of Jackson family memorabilia ever.
  • `Jethro' Buys Land for Nevada Casino   AP / 5:30PM
    MINDEN, Nev. (AP) -- Max Baer Jr., who as Jethro in the 1960s sitcom "The Beverly Hillbillies" lived off his uncle Jed's oil riches, is hoping to strike it rich in the gambling market.
  • Saturday, May 26

  • Democrat Marine calls for Iraq withdrawal   UPI / 11:20AM
    WASHINGTON, May 26 (UPI) -- Democrats recruited a Marine from Nevada to deliver the message that the best way to honor the U.S. troops is to end "our involvement in Iraq's civil war."
  • Friday, May 25

  • Osmonds Reuniting for 50th Celebration   AP / 8:20AM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Osmonds will reunite this summer for a TV special celebrating a half-century in the entertainment business. Seven Osmond siblings -- Alan, Wayne, Merrill, Jay, Donny, Marie and Jimmy -- are scheduled to be onstage Aug. 13-14 at The Orleans Hotel Showroom, publicist Kevin Sasaki said Thursday from Los Angeles.
  • Prince to launch women's perfume line   UPI / 8:01AM
    LAS VEGAS, May 25 (UPI) -- Artist-musician Prince has developed a line of perfume for women, 3121, which matches the title of his latest album and the name of his Las Vegas club.
  • Thursday, May 24

  • Osmonds Reuniting for 50th Celebration   AP / 11:30PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Osmonds will reunite this summer for a TV special celebrating a half-century in the entertainment business.
  • Vegas Tourists Turn to Scooters   AP / 4:10PM
    LAS VEGAS - There's lazy, and then there's Las Vegas lazy.
  • Monday, May 21

  • Tracinda Eyes Bellagio, CityCenter Buy   AP / 8:20PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Tracinda Corp., the investment arm of billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian, said Monday that it plans to enter into negotiations with MGM Mirage Inc. to buy its Bellagio Hotel and Casino and CityCenter properties.
  • Sunday, May 20

  • General Lee goes for a drive in Vegas   UPI / 12:01PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 20 (UPI) -- John "Bo Duke" Schneider drove the "Dukes of Hazard" car, the General Lee, to shop for a new Ferrari at the Wynn Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
  • Friday, May 18

  • Jackson drops bid to halt auction   UPI / 8:21PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 18 (UPI) -- Pop singer Michael Jackson says he will no longer try to block a Las Vegas auction of about $50 million worth of his personal belongings.
  • Jackson Drops Bid to Block Vegas Auction   AP / 7:10PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Lawyers for Michael Jackson dropped an effort Friday to block an auction of the pop star's personal belongings and other Jackson family items, including Jackson's gold record for his "Thriller" album.
  • Wednesday, May 16

  • Rick Rubin heads to Columbia Records   UPI / 11:11PM
    NEW YORK, Nev., May 16 (UPI) -- Def Jam Records co-founder and Grammy-winning producer Rick Rubin has left Warner Bros. to run Columbia Records in New York.
  • Lewis' Telethon to Air From Las Vegas   AP / 5:20PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Jerry Lewis' annual Labor Day telethon to fight muscular dystrophy, which aired from Las Vegas last year, will return this year.
  • Prosecutors Wanted Francis Kept in Fla.   AP / 1:50PM
    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- Florida prosecutors have lost their fight to stop federal marshals from taking the multimillionaire founder of the "Girls Gone Wild" video series to Nevada on tax evasion charges.
  • Chesney Wins Entertainer of Year Award   AP / 1:24AM
    LAS VEGAS - Kenny Chesney collected his third consecutive entertainer of the year trophy Tuesday as the Academy of Country Music also paid tribute to a youngster and some oldsters.
  • Tuesday, May 15

  • Brooks & Dunn win 14th Top Duo award   UPI / 11:50PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 15 (UPI) -- Country duo Brooks and Dunn won a record 14th Top Vocal Duo award Tuesday at the 42nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.
  • Chesney three-peats as top entertainer   UPI / 11:30PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 15 (UPI) -- Kenny Chesney earned his third straight Entertainer of the Year award Tuesday at the 42nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.
  • Carrie Underwood ACM's top female singer   UPI / 11:21PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 15 (UPI) -- Carrie Underwood, fresh from winning top album honors, was named Top Female Vocalist Tuesday at the 42nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.
  • Brad Paisley ACM's top male singer   UPI / 10:31PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 15 (UPI) -- Brad Paisley, who sings of ticks in his latest song, was named Top Male Vocalist Tuesday at the 42nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.
  • 'Give It Away' country single of the year   UPI / 10:21PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 15 (UPI) -- "Give It Away" and George Strait Tuesday won Single Record of the Year at the 42nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.
  • Taylor Swift meets real Tim McGraw finally   UPI / 10:21PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 15 (UPI) -- Taylor Swift sings about country icon Tim McGraw, but never met him until Tuesday's 42nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards presentation in Las Vegas.
  • Brooks and Dunn receive humanitarian award   UPI / 10:01PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 15 (UPI) -- Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn of the duo Brooks and Dunn Tuesday received the Academy of Country Music Humanitarian Award in Las Vegas.
  • Top new vocalists, group tapped at ACM   UPI / 9:51PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 15 (UPI) -- Two singers and a quartet were named country's best newcomers Tuesday at the 42nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas
  • Carrie Underwood takes ACM album honor   UPI / 8:51PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 15 (UPI) -- Carrie Underwood captured Album of the Year for "Some Hearts" at the 42nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards presentation in Las Vegas.
  • 'Give It Away' country song of the year   UPI / 8:41PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 15 (UPI) -- "Give It Away" sung by George Strait won Song of the Year honors Tuesday, kicking off the 42nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.
  • Monday, May 14

  • Faith Hill to debut new single during ACM   UPI / 10:51PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 14 (UPI) -- Singer Faith Hill will debut her single, "Lost," during the 42nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards show Tuesday in Las Vegas.
  • Sunday, May 13

  • Country Artists Ride for Charity   AP / 4:20PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry led hundreds of bikers and other country music artists into the hills overlooking Las Vegas for an annual charity motorcycle ride Sunday.
  • Friday, May 11

  • Girls Gone Wild Founder Faces Tax Charge   AP / 9:30AM
    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- A federal judge ruled Thursday that the multimillionaire founder of the Girls Gone Wild empire should be sent to Nevada to face charges there once he finishes serving a jail sentence in Florida.
  • Wednesday, May 9

  • New modem 100 times faster than DSL   UPI / 7:40PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 9 (UPI) -- The next generation of Internet cable modems will download in a fraction of a second what today takes several minutes, a U.S. cable executive says.
  • Comcast CEO Shows Off Super Quick Modem   AP / 4:50PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Comcast Corp. Chief Executive Brian Roberts dazzled a cable industry audience Tuesday, showing off for the first time in public new technology that enabled a data download speed of 150 megabits per second, or roughly 25 times faster than today's standard cable modems.
  • Comcast CEO Shows Off Super Quick Modem   AP / 8:00AM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Comcast Corp. Chief Executive Brian Roberts dazzled a cable industry audience Tuesday, showing off for the first time in public new technology that enabled a data download speed of 150 megabits per second, or roughly 25 times faster than today's standard cable modems.
  • Tuesday, May 8

  • 5 Killed in Navy Copter Crash in Nevada   AP / 8:00PM
    RENO, Nev. (AP) -- A Navy helicopter struck a power line during a training flight and crashed in a rugged area of the northern Nevada desert, killing all five crew members, the Navy said Tuesday.
  • HBO's Albrecht takes leave after assault   UPI / 6:30PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 8 (UPI) -- The chairman and chief executive of the U.S. premium cable network HBO took a leave of absence Tuesday to seek alcohol counseling, the executive said.
  • Five dead in Navy helicopter crash   UPI / 12:11PM
    AUSTIN, Nev., May 8 (UPI) -- All five crew members of a U.S. Navy helicopter were killed in a crash near Austin, Nev., the Navy announced.
  • 5 Dead in Navy Helicopter Crash   AP / 8:40AM
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Navy helicopter crashed during a training mission in Nevada and all five members of the crew were killed, the Navy said Tuesday.
  • Monday, May 7

  • 1 Dead in Casino Parking Lot Explosion   AP / 6:40PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A device left on the top of a car in a casino parking garage exploded early Monday, killing a man who tried to pick it up, authorities said.
  • De La Hoya loses title, gains baby   UPI / 5:11PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 7 (UPI) -- Oscar De La Hoya lost the super welterweight title in Las Vegas, but an hour after the match his wife Millie Corretjer announced a baby is on the way.
  • Casino industry to forgo smoking ban fight   UPI / 3:30PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 7 (UPI) -- The American Gaming Association plans to limit its opposition to indoor smoking bans in light of the increasing number of U.S. states instituting such laws.
  • HBO chairman booked for assault   UPI / 11:30AM
    LAS VEGAS, May 7 (UPI) -- Home Box Office chief Chris Albrecht faces charges he assaulted his girlfriend in Las Vegas.
  • HBO Head Arrested in Vegas Assault Case   AP / 12:30AM
    LAS VEGAS - The chairman and chief executive of HBO was arrested early Sunday on suspicion of assaulting his girlfriend outside the MGM Grand casino hours after a boxing match aired by his company, authorities said.
  • Sunday, May 6

  • Round-By-Round of De La Hoya-Mayweather   The Associated Press / 12:10AM
    LAS VEGAS - Round-by-round of the WBC super welterweight title fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Oscar De La Hoya Saturday night at the MGM Grand:
  • Friday, May 4

  • Midler to replace Dion in Las Vegas   UPI / 8:10AM
    LAS VEGAS, May 4 (UPI) -- Bette Midler has been named to replace Celine Dion as the headliner at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in February.
  • Thursday, May 3

  • MGM Mirage 1Q Profit Rises 17 Percent   AP / 6:30PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Casino operator MGM Mirage Inc. said Thursday its first-quarter profit climbed 17 percent on strong non-gambling revenues in Las Vegas and its new Beau Rivage resort in Mississippi, but weaker casino results caused it to miss Wall Street estimates and its shares slid more than 4 percent.
  • Feds Deny Protection for Rare Butterfly   AP / 12:20PM
    RENO, Nev. (AP) -- A butterfly found only at a popular Nevada recreation area is thriving and new efforts to protect its habitat are enough to keep it off the threatened or endangered species list, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said.
  • Bette Midler to Become Caesars Headliner   AP / 4:33AM
    LAS VEGAS - Bette Midler will replace Celine Dion as the headliner at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, officials announced Thursday, answering the lingering question of who would be chosen to step into some big shoes and the 4,100-seat Colosseum, which Dion virtually sold out for what will be a nearly five-year run by December.
  • Wednesday, May 2

  • `Jersey Boys' Heading to New Vegas Hotel   AP / 8:30AM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- It's Vegas, baby, for "Jersey Boys."
  • Tuesday, May 1

  • Air Force NCO Killed in Nevada Shooting   AP / 1:11PM
    NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - A veteran of three Air Force tours in Iraq and Afghanistan was killed in a double shooting outside a baby shower in a residential neighborhood.
  • Sunday, April 29

  • Flippers Flop As Housing Market Cools   AP / 9:30AM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- In the rampant real estate speculation of the Las Vegas valley three years ago, people lined up outside Pulte Homes sales offices overnight as if they were waiting for the release of the latest video game console or hot new movie.
  • Friday, April 27

  • Pamela Anderson in New Magic Show   AP / 7:11PM
    LAS VEGAS - Pamela Anderson will replace Carmen Electra as special guest star in Hans Klok's new show, "The Beauty of Magic," at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.
  • Anderson Replaces Electra in Magic Show   AP / 6:50PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Pamela Anderson will replace Carmen Electra as special guest star in Hans Klok's new show, "The Beauty of Magic," at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.
  • Pamela Anderson takes a magical turn   UPI / 5:50PM
    LAS VEGAS, April 27 (UPI) -- Pamela Anderson has signed up to do a Las Vegas show with the Dutch magician Hans Klok.
  • Wednesday, April 18

  • Air Force gets green light on solar power   UPI / 11:50PM
    WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force says Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada will be solar powered by the end of this year.
  • Planet Hollywood Plans Vegas Opening   AP / 12:30PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Hollywood celebrities and superstar athletes turned out Tuesday for a flashy presentation to announce that the former Aladdin hotel-casino would stage its grand opening as the rebranded Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino on Sept. 28 and 29.
  • Tuesday, April 17

  • Google testing content filter   UPI / 3:40PM
    LAS VEGAS, April 17 (UPI) -- California-based search engine giant Google and several partners are testing a content filtering system to help keep copyrighted videos off YouTube.
  • FCC's Copps Worried About TV Transition   AP / 2:30PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- FCC Commissioner Michael Copps on Tuesday called for greater efforts to educate the public about a government-mandated switch-over to digital television signals in two years.
  • Judges Reject Appeals From Webcasters   AP / 8:10AM
    LAS VEGAS - Internet radio broadcasters were dealt a setback Monday when a panel of copyright judges threw out requests to reconsider a ruling that hiked the royalties they must pay to record companies and artists.
  • Monday, April 16

  • Reid to Bush: Change course on Iraq   UPI / 6:01PM
    WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Monday challenged U.S. President George Bush to "change course" in Iraq.
  • Roseanne Barr riles gays   UPI / 1:53PM
    LAS VEGAS, April 16 (UPI) -- Roseanne Barr called in sick for a weekend appearance at a gay Las Vegas nightclub on the heels of saying gay activists are only concerned about themselves.
  • Friday, April 13

  • Nevada Governor Faces String of Scandals   AP / 7:20PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Ever since Franklin D. Roosevelt, it has become customary to take stock of a politician's first 100 days in office. Here's what Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons' 100 days include: Four scandals or more. One criminal investigation. One $10,000 dress. And a possible $137 million budget shortfall.
  • Wednesday, April 11

  • Joe Francis indicted for tax evasion   UPI / 9:10PM
    RENO, Nev., April 11 (UPI) -- "Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis was indicted by a grand jury in Nevada on tax evasion charges, the federal government announced Wednesday.
  • 'Girls Gone Wild' Boss Indicted in Reno   AP / 8:10PM
    RENO, Nev. (AP) -- "Girls Gone Wild" creator Joseph Francis was indicted Wednesday on charges that his companies, which sell videos of topless young women, claimed more than $20 million in false business expenses.
  • Sunday, April 8

  • Trump to Market Condos on 'Apprentice'   AP / 7:00AM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Donald Trump is using his assistant-grooming reality show to sell units in his second Las Vegas condominium tower.
  • Trump to Market Condos on Reality Show   AP / 4:20AM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Donald Trump is using his assistant-grooming reality show to sell units in his second Las Vegas condominium tower.
  • Saturday, April 7

  • Morath Show Offers Monroe, Gable Photos   AP / 2:40PM
    RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Like the rest of her work, Inge Morath's photographs of Marilyn Monroe, shot in 1960, go right to the heart of her subject. Monroe may be smiling on the outside, but her vulnerability is also revealed.
  • Friday, April 6

  • Jackson family items to be auctioned   UPI / 11:31AM
    LAS VEGAS, April 6 (UPI) -- A fedora worn by Michael Jackson and ballerina costumes worn by a young Janet Jackson are among Jackson memorabilia set to be auctioned in Las Vegas.
  • Thursday, April 5

  • Harrah's Shareholders Approve Buyout   AP / 6:40PM
    LAS VEGAS - Harrah's Entertainment Inc. shareholders approved a $17.1 billion buyout Thursday by two private equity groups in the largest deal ever to take a publicly held casino company private, officials said.
  • Sale of Jackson Family Items Announced   AP / 11:14AM
    LAS VEGAS - More than 1,100 Jackson family items are set for auction in Las Vegas next month, but a representative for Michael Jackson says the pop star is considering legal action to stop the sale.
  • Wednesday, April 4

  • Las Vegas Mayor Easily Wins Re-Election   AP / 1:20PM
    LAS VEGAS - Oscar Goodman, a former mob lawyer and self-proclaimed "happiest mayor in the world," breezed to a third term as mayor of Las Vegas.
  • More Chinese wheat gluten is recalled   UPI / 12:20PM
    LAS VEGAS, April 4 (UPI) -- A U.S. pharmaceutical and nutritional chemicals company has recalled all possibly contaminated wheat gluten it has imported from a Chinese supplier.
  • Tuesday, April 3

  • Study may lead to drought-resistant plants   UPI / 2:16PM
    RENO, Nev., April 3 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have determined how plants pass signals of stress due to lack of water or salinity from chloroplast to nuclei.
  • Technology may help tsunami warnings   UPI / 12:56PM
    RENO, Nev., April 3 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have developed technology that can better and more rapidly determine if an earthquake is intense enough to generate a tsunami.
  • Martin Sheen cited at demonstration   UPI / 12:56PM
    LAS VEGAS, April 3 (UPI) -- Actor Martin Sheen once again has shown his political side, turning up among nuclear disarmament activists cited for trespassing on a Nevada test site.
  • Monday, April 2

  • Anthem Blue Cross unveils individual plan   UPI / 5:50PM
    LAS VEGAS, April 2 (UPI) -- U.S. health insurer Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield said Monday it has launched "RightPlan PPO 40" for Nevadans seeking individual plans.
  • Sunday, April 1

  • Martin Sheen Cited at Anti-Nuke Protest   AP / 9:13PM
    MERCURY, Nev. - Martin Sheen was among a group of peace activists cited during an anti-nuclear protest Sunday at the Nevada Test Site, authorities said.
  • Sheen Cited at Anti-Nuke Protest   AP / 8:20PM
    MERCURY, Nev. (AP) -- Martin Sheen was among a group of peace activists cited during an anti-nuclear protest Sunday at the Nevada Test Site, authorities said.
  • Tropicana Casino Gets Ready to Turn 50   AP / 1:40AM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- After the Tropicana Resort & Casino opened 50 years ago, it was soon dubbed the "Tiffany of the Strip" because of its manicured lawns, balconied rooms and elegant showroom. Years under mob control earned it a storied place in Nevada gambling lore.
  • Saturday, March 31

  • Tropicana Fetes 50th Anniversary   AP / 2:40PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- After the Tropicana Resort & Casino opened 50 years ago, it was soon dubbed the "Tiffany of the Strip" because of its manicured lawns, balconied rooms and elegant showroom. Years under mob control earned it a storied place in Nevada gambling lore.
  • Friday, March 30

  • Michael Jackson Ill, but Not in Hospital   AP / 11:02AM
    LAS VEGAS - Michael Jackson is "a little bit under the weather," but hasn't sought hospital treatment, his spokeswoman said.
  • Thursday, March 29

  • Miss America Loses TV Contract   AP / 10:40PM
    LAS VEGAS - The Miss America Pageant has been dropped by Country Music Television, leaving the 86-year-old competition without a TV outlet for the second time in three years.
  • Aide: Jackson Sick, but Not in Hospital   AP / 8:13PM
    LAS VEGAS - Michael Jackson is "a little bit under the weather," but has not sought hospital treatment, his spokeswoman said Thursday. "He is not in the hospital and he has not been in the hospital," Raymone K. Bain said, denying news reports that Jackson was hospitalized for pneumonia.
  • Agassi to publish his life story   UPI / 7:53PM
    LAS VEGAS, March 29 (UPI) -- Retired tennis star Andre Agassi has joined the pantheon of memoir writers who won multimillion-dollar advances from U.S. publishers for their life stories.
  • Aide: Jackson Sick, but Not in Hospital   AP / 7:20PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Michael Jackson is "a little bit under the weather," but has not sought hospital treatment, his spokeswoman said Thursday. "He is not in the hospital and he has not been in the hospital," Raymone K. Bain said, denying news reports that Jackson was hospitalized for pneumonia.
  • Homeless Men Win $45,000 in Vegas Suit   AP / 3:12PM
    LAS VEGAS - Three homeless men mistakenly arrested last year on charges of sleeping too close to a pile of feces have settled a lawsuit against the city for $45,000.
  • Monday, March 26

  • Edwards: Wife's cancer feeds health goals   UPI / 5:24PM
    LAS VEGAS, March 26 (UPI) -- U.S. presidential hopeful John Edwards said his wife's battle with breast cancer increased his commitment to universal healthcare coverage.
  • Edwards: Dropping out would let cancer win   UPI / 12:23PM
    LAS VEGAS, March 26 (UPI) -- Elizabeth Edwards said in Las Vegas that if her husband had dropped his presidential bid she would have "let cancer win before it needed to."
  • Friday, March 23

  • Magician Criss Angel in New Cirque Show   AP / 8:20AM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Criss Angel, the punky magician whose "Mindfreak" show is shooting its third season for the A&E network, will team up with Cirque du Soleil on its sixth permanent show on the Las Vegas Strip, it was announced Thursday.
  • Wednesday, March 21

  • Norovirus Sickens Over 150 at Vegas Jail   AP / 9:53PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A norovirus outbreak sickened at least 150 inmates and seven guards at the county jail, authorities said Wednesday as crews tried to decontaminate the building.
  • 150 Inmates Sickened at Las Vegas Jail   AP / 3:11PM
    LAS VEGAS - A norovirus outbreak sickened at least 150 inmates and seven guards at the county jail, authorities said Wednesday as crews tried to decontaminate the building.
  • Monday, March 19

  • Lauper, others tour for gay rights issues   UPI / 10:10AM
    LAS VEGAS, March 19 (UPI) -- Cyndi Lauper, Blondie's Debbie Harry and Erasure said they will tour North America this summer in an effort to raise awareness of gay rights issues.
  • Sunday, March 18

  • Reno, Nevada Wildfire Burns Homes   AP / 2:00AM
    RENO, Nev. (AP) -- An early season wildfire in Reno burned several homes and temporarily shut down Interstate 80's westbound lanes, officials said.
  • Saturday, March 17

  • Ski Industry Goes Green to Fight Warming   AP / 11:10PM
    STATELINE, Nev. (AP) -- Mammoth Mountain urges its visitors to park their cars and take advantage of an extensive bus network. The Vail resorts, including nearby Heavenly at Lake Tahoe, run their lifts with wind power. In Colorado, the Sunshine Express high-speed quad at Steamboat operates on sunlight.
  • Ski Industry Goes Green to Fight Warming   AP / 10:30PM
    STATELINE, Nev. (AP) -- Mammoth Mountain urges its visitors to park their cars and take advantage of an extensive bus network. The Vail resorts, including nearby Heavenly at Lake Tahoe, run their lifts with wind power. In Colorado, the Sunshine Express high-speed quad at Steamboat operates on sunlight.
  • Friday, March 16

  • Kemp Saves Nevada From an Early Exit   AP / 6:10PM
    NEW ORLEANS - Marcelus Kemp saved Nevada from another early exit in the NCAA tournament. With Wolf Pack star Nick Fazekas off his game, Kemp capped a 27-point performance with nine points in overtime to lift Nevada to a 77-71 victory over Creighton in the South Regional on Friday.
  • R-rated movies to have parental guideline   UPI / 4:31PM
    LAS VEGAS, March 16 (UPI) -- Just because youngsters can see an R-rated movie with an adult doesn't mean they should, the two organizations that operate the U.S. movie rating system said.
  • Thursday, March 15

  • Priest Pleads Not Guilty in Nev. Beating   AP / 7:10PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A Roman Catholic priest pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges he beat and sexually assaulted a female soloist at a parish office, and his attorneys said they intend to show that the woman and their client had a close relationship.
  • Travolta Trades Genders for `Hairspray'   AP / 3:11PM
    LAS VEGAS - John Travolta fans finally have their two big wishes: His return to movie musicals after almost 30 years and his first role as a plump Baltimore housewife.
  • Tuesday, March 13

  • 2nd F-16 Fighter Jet Crashes in Nevada   AP / 2:11PM
    NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (AP) -- A military pilot safely ejected from an F-16 fighter jet shortly before it crashed on a southern Nevada training range, Nellis Air Force Base officials said Tuesday. It was the second F-16 training crash in a day.
  • Vegas' Stardust now just a dusty memory   UPI / 1:41PM
    LAS VEGAS, March 13 (UPI) -- The Stardust Hotel, once considered eye-catching and later an eyesore, crumbled in Las Vegas Tuesday to make way for a $4 billion, mixed-use complex.
  • Las Vegas' Stardust Casino Imploded   AP / 9:43AM
    LAS VEGAS - From Stardust to just dust. The Las Vegas Strip's first mass-market casino-hotel was imploded early Tuesday in a hail of fireworks to make way for Boyd Gaming Corp.'s $4.4 billion megaresort Echelon.
  • Stardust Casino Imploded in Las Vegas   AP / 6:51AM
    LAS VEGAS - The venerable Stardust casino-hotel on the Las Vegas Strip was imploded early Tuesday morning in a hail of fireworks to make way for Boyd Gaming Corp.'s $4.4 billion megaresort Echelon.
  • Monday, March 12

  • Las Vegas Strip Club Owner Sentenced   AP / 6:40PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A former strip club owner who named names and gave graphic accounts of bribing Nevada and California politicians in a corruption probe known as "Operation G-Sting" was sentenced Monday to 2 1/2 years in federal prison.
  • UnitedHealth to Buy Sierra Health   AP / 5:11PM
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- UnitedHealth Group got back in the acquisitions game on Monday, agreeing to buy Nevada's largest health insurer, Sierra Health Services Inc., for about $2.6 billion.
  • Saturday, March 10

  • Nevada Dems cancel Fox presidential debate   UPI / 1:01PM
    LAS VEGAS, March 10 (UPI) -- An after-dinner remark by the chairman of Fox News was being blamed Saturday for the decision to cancel a televised Democratic presidential debate in Nevada.
  • Thursday, March 8

  • Edwards pulls out of Fox debate   UPI / 12:51PM
    CARSON CITY, Nev., March 8 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards announced he will not participate in the Nevada Democratic Party's August debate sponsored by Fox News.
  • Sunday, March 4

  • Nev. Merchants: $25B Sales in 6 Months   AP / 7:10PM
    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- A state report shows that halfway through the fiscal year, Nevada merchants sold $25 billion in goods for a 3 percent increase, while tax collections based on the sales are slightly below projections.
  • Aging Vegas Casino Sold to Investors   AP / 5:10AM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Owners of the Sahara Hotel and Casino, a Rat Pack hangout and the setting of the original "Ocean's Eleven" film, have agreed to sell the aging property to an investor group.
  • Saturday, March 3

  • Sex Offender Causes Stir at Nev. Church   AP / 11:00PM
    RENO, Nev. (AP) -- A Lutheran congregation is grappling with how to deal with a convicted sex offender who says his church attendance is an important step toward rehabilitation.
  • Violence at Issue in Walgreens Appeal   AP / 4:00PM
    RENO, Nev. (AP) -- What constitutes discrimination wasn't the only question at issue in a recent civil lawsuit four black Texas men brought against Walgreen Co. in a Nevada courtroom.
  • Wednesday, February 28

  • Seismologists study 'tippy' rocks   UPI / 3:57PM
    RENO, Nev., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- A seismological research team is assessing earthquake hazards across the western United States through studying precariously balanced rocks.
  • Tuesday, February 27

  • Liz Taylor Marking Her 75th Birthday   AP / 8:50PM
    HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) -- A red carpet fit for a queen was laid out Tuesday for Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor, who was to celebrate her 75th birthday at a party at a Lake Las Vegas resort.
  • Harrah's Posts Profits for 4Q, 2006   AP / 1:17PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Harrah's Entertainment Inc., the world's largest casino company by revenue, said Tuesday it swung to a fourth-quarter profit from a year-ago loss that included hurricane-related costs and write-offs for planned property sales.
  • Monday, February 26

  • U.S. funds hydrogen experiment   UPI / 11:20AM
    RENO, Nev., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. Energy Department has awarded a U.S. researcher a $3 million grant for a project that focuses on harnessing photoactive material from the sun.
  • Sunday, February 25

  • Station Agrees to $5.5B Buyout   AP / 5:30PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Station Casinos Inc.'s board of directors has accepted a revised buyout offer from its founding family and a unit of real estate firm Colony Capital LLC for about $5.5 billion, people familiar with the matter said Sunday.
  • Friday, February 23

  • 2 Hells Angels Sentenced in Las Vegas   AP / 4:20PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Two Hells Angels motorcycle club members were sentenced Friday to at least a year in state prison for their roles in a deadly brawl with rival biker gang members at a southern Nevada casino in 2002.
  • 4 Named in Katrina Fraud Cases   AP / 12:00AM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Four people in Nevada and Oklahoma were charged with fraudulently obtaining thousands of dollars meant for victims of Hurricane Katrina, authorities said Thursday.
  • Thursday, February 22

  • Divine Strake test explosion canceled   UPI / 3:21PM
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. Defense Department canceled plans Tuesday to carry out the non-nuclear Divine Strake explosion at the Nevada Nuclear Test Site.
  • Clinton-Obama feud goes public   UPI / 8:11AM
    CARSON CITY, Nev., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- The campaigns of Democratic presidential candidates U.S. Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton clashed at a Nevada political forum.
  • Wednesday, February 21

  • Nevada bustling with Democrats   UPI / 8:11AM
    CARSON CITY, Nev., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Nevada's capital was bustling Wednesday as eight Democrats with U.S. presidential aspirations participated in a pre-caucus forum.
  • Sunday, February 18

  • Hasselhoff Endorses Nowitzki for MVP   AP / 10:30PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Dirk Nowitzki picked up another MVP endorsement Sunday night -- from David Hasselhoff.
  • Vegas Puts on Show for All-Star Pregame   AP / 9:40PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Viva pregame shows.
  • Saturday, February 17

  • Vegas Turns Red for Chinese New Year   AP / 2:00PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Every January or February there is a surge in action on the baccarat tables and the Las Vegas Strip turns a festive red, decorated with dragons and Chinese characters.
  • Friday, February 16

  • FBI investigating Gibbons deals   UPI / 5:40PM
    CARSON CITY, Nev., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Federal law enforcement officials are looking into whether Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons failed to report gifts during his time in the U.S. Congress.
  • Vegas Shelter Euthanizes 1,000 Animals   AP / 4:00PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- An outbreak of contagious diseases at a shelter where officials admit they kept animals for too long without destroying them has forced the killing of about 1,000 dogs and cats, officials said.
  • Las Vegas Shelter Kills 1,000 Dogs, Cats   AP / 1:11PM
    LAS VEGAS - An outbreak of contagious diseases at a shelter where officials admit they kept animals for too long without destroying them has forced the killing of about 1,000 dogs and cats, officials said.
  • Thursday, February 15

  • FBI Investigates Nevada Governor   AP / 3:10PM
    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- The FBI is investigating whether Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons failed to properly report gifts or payments from a software company that was awarded secret military contracts when he was in Congress.
  • Wednesday, February 14

  • Nevada Town Repeals English-Only Law   AP / 8:30PM
    PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) -- The board of this growing desert town has struck down a law that made English the official language and barred residents from flying a foreign flag by itself.
  • Tuesday, February 13

  • Jury Clears Walgreens of Discrimination   AP / 7:00PM
    RENO, Nev. (AP) -- A jury Tuesday cleared Walgreen Co. of racial discrimination alleged in a $2.5 million civil lawsuit brought by four black Texas men who say they were wronged in a confrontation at a Reno drug store four years ago.
  • Accused Priest Appears in Nevada Court   AP / 5:10PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A Roman Catholic priest accused of beating and sexually assaulting a female employee at a southern Nevada parish office made his initial court appearance in Las Vegas on Tuesday.
  • Tuesday, February 6

  • Arrested Nev. Priest Waives Extradition   AP / 1:31PM
    PHOENIX (AP) -- A Roman Catholic priest facing charges of beating and sexually assaulting a female employee at his Las Vegas parish told a judge Tuesday that he won't fight extradition from Arizona.
  • Sunday, February 4

  • Chrysler, Ford Address Dealers at Talks   AP / 11:40PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- When several thousand Ford or Chrysler dealers meet with their corporate executives and things aren't going well, there's always tension and conflict. Sunday's meetings were no different.
  • Economist: Auto Sales to Remain Flat   AP / 7:50PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- U.S. auto sales this year should be about the same as in 2006, but increased truck sales could be a bright spot after last year's disaster for the three Detroit-area automakers, the National Automobile Dealers Association's top economist said Sunday.
  • Saturday, February 3

  • Chrysler Chief Asks Dealers for Trust   AP / 7:10PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Those who sell Chrysler cars and trucks still remember last year, when the company built too many vehicles and pushed them off on the dealers.
  • Top Exec Says GM Will Stay the Course   AP / 6:40PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- General Motors Corp. won't budge from its strategy of reducing rebates and other incentives just because it saw a steep sales drop in January, a top executive said Saturday.
  • Walgreens Jury Selection Set to Begin   AP / 3:50PM
    RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Judge Janet Berry has seen it before.Ask prospective jurors if they have any racial prejudice or biases and rarely will anyone acknowledge it. "You'll get a lot of people look at you with blank faces," Berry said.
  • Immigration battle ends for gifted teen   UPI / 2:17PM
    LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Immigration officials, after a nine-year deportation battle, say a Reno, Nev., family with a gifted daughter will be allowed to remain in the United States.
  • Friday, February 2

  • Priest Suspected in Attack Arrested   AP / 6:30AM
    PHOENIX (AP) -- A Roman Catholic priest accused of beating and sexually assaulting a female employee at his Las Vegas parish and fleeing to Arizona could soon be extradited to Nevada to face charges, an FBI official said.
  • Thursday, February 1

  • Caesars: Celine Dion's Husband a Winner   AP / 8:40PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- In an attempt to set the record straight about one of its best customers, Caesars Palace took the unusual step Thursday of disclosing the casino losses of Celine Dion's husband and manager, Rene Angelil.
  • Wednesday, January 31

  • Report: New Eagles Album in the Works   AP / 8:30PM
    LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) -- After nearly 30 years, California's classic rock group the Eagles may soon release their first album of all-new music.
  • Miss America TV Audience Shrinks, Again   AP / 5:40PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Despite a move to a new time slot and a massive marketing effort, Monday's newly repackaged Miss America Pageant got a smaller, albeit younger, audience.
  • Tuesday, January 30

  • New Miss America Eager to Hit the Road   AP / 6:30PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The morning after her big win, Lauren Nelson, the brand-new Miss America, said she felt different the moment she woke up.
  • Monday, January 29

  • Paula Abdul honored by Nevada Ballet   UPI / 8:20PM
    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul, in Las Vegas with her co-judges, was named woman of the year by the Nevada Ballet Theater.
  • Sunday, January 28

  • Miss America Also Making Fans Out of Men   AP / 8:30AM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Behind nearly every young woman making her way through the gantlet of pageant life in hopes of being crowned Miss America, there's a brother, boyfriend or some other man who's along for the ride.
  • Saturday, January 27

  • Vegas Priest Sought in Assault of Woman   AP / 10:29AM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Police were searching for a Catholic priest they believe may have sexually assaulted and struck a woman at a church.
  • Vegas Priest Accused of Assaulting Woman   AP / 7:59AM
    LAS VEGAS - Police were searching for a Catholic priest they believe may have sexually assaulted and struck a woman at a church.
  • Hawaii, Neb. Take Miss America Prelim   AP / 6:00AM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Miss Hawaii Pilialoha Gaison and Miss Nebraska Molly McGrath were the winners Friday in the second night of preliminary competition for the 2007 Miss America Pageant.
  • Thursday, January 25

  • Burning Man rights dispute heats up   UPI / 7:20PM
    SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Tickets for the Burning Man gathering of fire-loving artists in the Nevada desert went on sale as a lawsuit was filed over who owns its name and logo.
  • Saturday, January 20

  • Miss America Pageant Repackages Contest   AP / 12:50PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- One year after she left home in search of better fortunes, Miss America has gone totally Hollywood.
  • Marketers Makeover Miss America Pageant   AP / 12:50PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- One year after she left home in search of better fortunes, Miss America has gone totally Hollywood.
  • Ex-Miss Nevada: 'I deserved that title'   UPI / 8:50AM
    NEW YORK, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Former Miss Nevada Katie Rees said she deserved the title and crown she lost because of racy photos taken of her were snapped years before.
  • Friday, January 19

  • Miss Nevada `Devastated' by Racy Photos   AP / 3:10PM
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Dethroned Miss Nevada USA Katie Rees says she was devastated when provocative photos of her partying and posing in various stages of undress emerged on the Internet.
  • Saturday, January 13

  • Reid: Iraq resolution may be 'symbolic'   UPI / 1:00AM
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., says a resolution on sending more troops to Iraq may be symbolic but it is important.
  • Friday, January 12

  • Ousted Nevada Beauty Queen Cashes In   AP / 5:30PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Dethroned Miss Nevada USA Katie Rees has quickly rebounded from her public firing by pageant owner Donald Trump.
  • Nevada Town Plans Statue to Honor Hughes   AP / 3:50AM
    RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Howard Hughes could have tied the knot with the Hollywood glamour girl anywhere in the world. But the billionaire's obsession with privacy prompted him to marry actress Jean Peters in the remote mining town of Tonopah 50 years ago Friday.
  • Thursday, January 11

  • CES Vendors Overshadowed by Apple   AP / 6:30PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- As this week's International Consumer Electronics Show prepared to close here, much of the buzz on the convention floor focused on products introduced 600 miles away by Apple Inc.
  • Wednesday, January 10

  • Hollywood Courts Tech It Once Opposed   AP / 5:20PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- It looks like Hollywood and Silicon Valley have kissed and made up. The folks who make movies, TV shows and music have had an often hostile relationship over the years with the companies that make the cool new devices to display, record and move that content around.
  • Tuesday, January 9

  • CBS to Allow Snippets of Shows on Web   AP / 10:50PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Fans of CBS shows will soon be able to slice clips from prime-time shows, send them to friends and even "mash" them together in ways that only a short time ago would have triggered complaints of copyright infringement.
  • Dell: PC Industry Needs to Go Green   AP / 9:11PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Michael Dell, chairman of Dell Inc., issued a challenge Tuesday to the entire PC industry to adopt free recycling programs for customers as he announced that his company would offer to plant a tree for every PC sold.
  • New Gadgets: MoGo Mouse, Honda Robots   AP / 9:10PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- PC gamers once had to manipulate their on-screen personas with a mouse and keys such as a, s, d, w and space bar. Now they can do it all with one hand.
  • Dell: PC Industry Needs to Go Green   AP / 6:10PM
    LAS VEGAS - Michael Dell, chairman of Dell Inc., issued a challenge Tuesday to the entire PC industry to adopt free recycling programs for customers as he announced that his company would offer to plant a tree for every PC sold.
  • 2 Teens Shot Outside Las Vegas School   AP / 12:40PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Two students were wounded by gunfire in a high school parking lot Tuesday morning, and police were searching a man seen driving from the area.
  • Shots Fired Outside Las Vegas School   AP / 11:10AM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- At least one person was wounded in a shooting Tuesday morning outside a Las Vegas high school, officials said.
  • 1 Hurt in Las Vegas High School Shooting   AP / 11:00AM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- At least one person was wounded in a shooting Tuesday in a high school parking lot, officials said.
  • Monday, January 8

  • Sony CEO Reaffirms Profit Margin Goals   AP / 6:20PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- After a bruising 2006, Sony Corp. CEO Howard Stringer said the company is prepared to meet its operating profit margin goal for the next fiscal year, though an exact roadmap of how it'll get there remains in flux.
  • CES Notebook: Mouse Jiggles to Games   AP / 5:20PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A new mouse expands on technology found in some video game controllers: It reacts to game action on the screen.
  • CES Notebook: Remote Resembles Dumbbell   AP / 4:40PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A motion-sensing TV remote control that looks like a round dumbbell is not meant to give couch potatoes a workout -- it actually helps navigate the 500-channel universe.
  • Smoother, Bigger LCDs Out at Gadget Show   AP / 3:29PM
    LAS VEGAS - When it comes to flat-screen televisions, size matters.
  • Comcast Recorder Boxes to Get TiVo   AP / 2:40PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- TiVo Inc. and Comcast Corp. on Monday unveiled the long-awaited fruits of an agreement to work together: A cable box that runs TiVo's digital-video-recorder software.
  • CES Notebook: Roomba Rival in the Works   AP / 2:10PM
    LAS VEGAS - Roomba, watch out. A South Korean vacuuming
  • Gates Continues Push for Wired Homes   AP / 7:29AM
    LAS VEGAS - For more than a decade, Microsoft Corp. chairman Bill Gates and others in the tech industry have touted a vision of a connected lifestyle, in which digital content can move across devices throughout the home and be taken on the go. It's been a slow march. But as Gates kicked off the International Consumer Electronics Show late Sunday, the industry has come further than ever in delivering on that concept.
  • Polygamist's Papers Topic of Hearing   AP / 4:40AM
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- When a Cadillac Escalade ferrying polygamist church leader Warren Jeffs was pulled over in Nevada in August, authorities found $54,000 cash, 15 cell phones, portable radios, wigs and four laptops.
  • Sunday, January 7

  • Gates Touts Vision of Wired Lifestyle   AP / 10:00PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- For more than a decade, Microsoft Corp. chairman Bill Gates and others in the tech industry have touted a vision of a connected lifestyle, in which digital content can move across devices throughout the home and be taken on the go.
  • Palm Treo Smart Phone Launches   AP / 8:30PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- After disappointing delays in the United States, Palm Inc. and Cingular Wireless will begin selling a highly anticipated smart phone Monday that runs on a worldwide network.
  • Live TV Set for Verizon Cell Phones   AP / 8:20PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Verizon Wireless customers will soon be able to watch live TV over a network constructed by Qualcomm Inc.
  • LG Will Offer Dual Format HD DVD Player   AP / 2:40PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- LG Electronics will begin selling a dual-format high definition player designed to call a truce in the continuing war between rival DVD formats.
  • Thursday, January 4

  • Vegas `Mamma Mia!' Set for 2008 Closing   AP / 9:40PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Las Vegas production of "Mamma Mia!," which led a wave of Broadway hits to migrate to the city's glitzy strip of hotel-casinos, will close in 2008, producers said Thursday.
  • Celine Dion Las Vegas Show to Close   AP / 7:30PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Celine Dion's Las Vegas concert extravaganza at Caesars Palace will close on Dec. 15 after a nearly five-year run.
  • Wednesday, January 3

  • Mario Lopez to Host Miss America Pageant   AP / 11:50AM
    LAS VEGAS - Mario Lopez will host this year's Miss America pageant in Las Vegas, event organizers said Wednesday.
  • Sunday, December 31

  • No stand-up on Cedric's New Year's Eve   UPI / 4:49PM
    RENO, Nev., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- While Cedric the Entertainer recently completed a night of stand-up in Nevada, the comedian has no such plans for New Year's Eve.
  • Friday, December 29

  • No Second Chance for Miss Nevada USA   AP / 5:00PM
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Miss Nevada USA Katie Rees is not getting her tiara back after losing it because she appeared in a slew of prurient pictures -- and that's final, pageant officials said Friday in response to speculation stirred up by pageant co-owner Donald Trump.
  • Thursday, December 28

  • Ex-Gossip Editor Convicted on Sex Charge   AP / 8:50AM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Former Us Weekly gossip columnist Timothy McDarrah, arrested in New York last year by undercover federal agents, has been found guilty of charges related to soliciting sex with a minor.
  • Wednesday, December 27

  • DA Won't Prosecute Nevada Governor-Elect   AP / 5:39PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Nevada Gov.-elect Jim Gibbons will not be prosecuted on allegations that he assaulted a cocktail waitress in a parking garage three weeks before the election, authorities said Wednesday.
  • Sunday, December 24

  • Aftertaste Vexes 'America's Liqueur'   AP / 1:50PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Alcohol fuels this city's all-night clubbing scene and greases the gears of gambling, so it's perhaps not surprising that a Las Vegas man has added his own cocktail ingredient to the mix -- "Redcliff: America's Liqueur."
  • Saturday, December 23

  • Ex-Miss Nevada USA Apologizes for Photos   AP / 4:50PM
    MIAMI (AP) -- The former Miss Nevada USA, dethroned over raunchy photos posted online, apologized Saturday as her attorney pleaded for the pageant queen to be given a second chance.
  • Lawyer Wants 2nd Chance for Beauty Queen   AP / 4:10PM
    MIAMI (AP) -- The former Miss Nevada USA, dethroned over raunchy photos posted online, apologized Saturday as her attorney pleaded for the pageant queen to be given a second chance.
  • Thursday, December 21

  • Miss Nevada USA Loses Shirt Then Title   AP / 7:00PM
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Another Miss USA contestant has taken a tumble.
  • Miss Nevada USA Fired for Racy Photos   AP / 5:10PM
    NEW YORK - Miss Nevada USA was stripped of her title Thursday after racy photos of her appeared on the Internet, pageant officials said.
  • Miss Nevada USA scandal   UPI / 4:30PM
    LAS VEGAS, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Just after Donald Trump gave Miss USA a second chance, Miss Nevada USA is being rocked by her own scandal.
  • Vegas Judge OKs Part of Smoking Ban   AP / 2:50PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Smoking in Sin City bars might get you a ticket from now on, but it won't get you thrown in jail, a judge ruled Thursday.
  • Monday, December 18

  • Reno Hotel Fire Suspect to Stand Trial   AP / 10:10PM
    RENO, Nev. (AP) -- A woman convicted of murder in 1987 was ordered Monday to stand trial on 12 counts of murder and one count of arson in the deadliest fire in the city's history.
  • Harrah's Said to Agree to $16.7B Buyout   AP / 7:50PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Harrah's Entertainment Inc., the world's largest casino company, has agreed to a $16.7 billion offer from two private equity groups, two people with knowledge of the negotiations said.
  • Glitzy Las Vegas Battles Over Homeless   AP / 3:40PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- This is a boomtown, but it is also scattered with signs of bust -- namely, homeless people. And the city is taking a hard line against them.
  • Sunday, December 17

  • Harrah's Board Meeting Again Sunday   AP / 6:00PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The special board committee of casino giant Harrah's Entertainment was meeting again in New York on Sunday for another round of discussions on buyout offers it received this week, according to a person close to the matter.
  • Saturday, December 16

  • Nevada Man Arrested for Courtroom Fight   AP / 2:40AM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A Nevada man whose son used an unsecured shotgun to commit suicide in 2005 was wrestled to a courtroom floor and arrested after throwing punches at uniformed court officers during a videotaped divorce proceeding.
  • Friday, December 8

  • Station Casinos Gets $4.7B Buyout Bid   AP / 10:29AM
    LAS VEGAS - Casino operator Station Casinos Inc. said Monday it received a $4.7 billion acquisition offer from a group including its chief executive and president.
  • Thursday, December 7

  • Survey: More Affordable Housing Needed   AP / 10:40PM
    RENO, Nev. (AP) -- About one-third of the nation's cities have less affordable housing than they had a year ago, according to a survey released Thursday.
  • Tuesday, December 5

  • Mary J. Blige Wins 9 Billboard Awards   AP / 6:50AM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Mary J. Blige won big at this year's Billboard Music Awards as her chart-topping comeback album "The Breakthrough" landed the R&B diva a leading nine honors.
  • Monday, December 4

  • Blige, Brown Win Big at Billboard Awards   AP / 11:11PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- An R&B veteran and a young upstart won big Monday night at the 2006 Billboard Music Awards.
  • 4 Musical Acts Lead Billboard Nominees   AP / 6:10PM
    LAS VEGAS - The field of chart-topping potential winners was wide open as four acts from different genres led the pack of nominees for Monday's 2006 Billboard Music Awards.
  • Station Casinos Gets $4.7B Buyout Bid   AP / 4:40PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Private equity bidders extended their shopping spree for casino companies Monday as Station Casinos Inc. said it received a $4.7 billion buyout offer from its founding family and an affiliate of Colony Capital LLC.
  • Saturday, December 2

  • War Widow Dedicates Wiccan Plaque Symbol   AP / 11:10PM
    RENO, Nev. - The widow of a soldier killed in Afghanistan saw a Wiccan symbol placed on a memorial plaque for her husband Saturday, after fighting the federal government for more than a year over the emblem.
  • Wednesday, November 29

  • Celine Dion Cancels Las Vegas Shows   AP / 5:10PM
    LAS VEGAS - Celine Dion has canceled the next five performances of her "A New Day" show and an appearance at the Billboard Music Awards because of a highly contagious respiratory infection, show producers said Wednesday.
  • Wednesday, November 22

  • Kerkorian Seeks to Boost MGM Stake   AP / 12:30PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian's Tracinda Corp. on Wednesday said it plans to offer $55 a share in cash for up to 15 million shares of MGM Mirage Inc., boosting its stake in the owner of the Bellagio in Las Vegas and other casinos to more than 60 percent. MGM Mirage shares rose more than 10 percent in morning trading.
  • Monday, November 20

  • Polygamist Accused in Illegal Marriages   AP / 3:00PM
    CALIENTE, Nev. (AP) -- Room 15 at the Caliente Hot Springs Motel seems like an unlikely place for a wedding. There are no flower-covered arbors, pews or candles. It is an apartment-style room with a kitchenette, a bed, a dresser, a table and a couch.
  • Scientists rank top 10 U.S. quake states   UPI / 2:41PM
    RENO, Nev., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Seismologists at the Nevada Seismological Laboratory have ranked the United States' most-earthquake-prone states and found Alaska is No. 1.
  • Realtors: Home Sales Fall in 38 States   AP / 11:19AM
    WASHINGTON - Sales of existing homes fell in 38 states during the summer, led by steep declines in Nevada, Arizona, Florida and California, as the once-booming housing market showed further signs of a steep slowdown.
  • Thursday, November 16

  • Scientists study earthquake endpoints   UPI / 10:12AM
    RENO, Nev., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. geologists have studied 22 historical strike-slip earthquakes to improve their ability to determine the end point of future earthquake ruptures.
  • Gamblers Take Aim at Internet Ban   AP / 1:00AM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Casino executives and a poker lobby group said that they hope a change in power brought by the midterm elections will help them overturn an Internet gambling ban rushed through Congress while Republicans were still in control.
  • Wednesday, November 15

  • Triumph Is Honorary Member of K-9 Unit   AP / 4:50PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Triumph the Insult Comic Dog is now an honorary member of the Las Vegas police department's K-9 unit.
  • Panel: Smoking Ban Hurts Casino Revenue   AP / 2:30AM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Smoking bans are snuffing out casino revenue, but more marketing and investment can lure customers back, a panel of experts told a gambling conference.
  • Tuesday, November 14

  • Comic Relief to Raise Money for Katrina   AP / 5:20PM
    LAS VEGAS - Comic Relief, the celebrity-studded fundraising telethon for the homeless, is back, after an 8-year hiatus.
  • Monday, November 13

  • Pitt-Jolie Wax Wedding on Ice in Vegas   AP / 10:10PM
    LAS VEGAS - Organizers of a fantasy wedding on the Las Vegas Strip between Hollywood's hottest unmarried couple got cold feet.
  • Saturday, November 11

  • Price Opens Las Vegas Club Gig   AP / 1:40PM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Prince unveiled a low-production but high-energy show as he debuted a new weekly casino gig, giving no indication he plans to become the next Wayne Newton.
  • Friday, November 10

  • Rail Crew Tried Brakes Before Derailment   AP / 11:12PM
    BAXTER, Calif. - The bodies of two workers were recovered Friday from the smoldering wreckage of a derailed train, and investigators said the dead crew members had tried to stop the locomotive with emergency brakes as it barreled down a Sierra Nevada slope.
  • Tuesday, November 7

  • Six states consider minimum wage boost   UPI / 12:49PM
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Minimum wage increases are on the ballot Tuesday in Arizona, Colorado, Missouri, Montana, Nevada and Ohio.
  • Thursday, November 2

  • MGM Mirage 3Q Profit Rises   AP / 11:20AM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- MGM Mirage Inc., the world's second-largest casino company, said Thursday its third-quarter profit climbed 68 percent, powered by increased revenue from slot machines and better operating margins.
  • Wednesday, November 1

  • Reno Fire Suspect Served Time for Murder   AP / 9:49PM
    RENO, Nev. - A woman who previously served prison time for second-degree murder was arrested Wednesday and accused of setting a blaze that killed six people and gutted much of a historic brick building in Reno's downtown casino district.
  • Stardust Casino Sees Last Roll of Dice   AP / 9:29PM
    LAS VEGAS - The Stardust, the neon-wrapped casino with a mobbed-up past whose 1,065 rooms once set the standard for size on the Las Vegas Strip, witnessed its last roll of the dice Wednesday.
  • 6 Now Reportedly Dead in Reno Hotel Fire   AP / 11:49AM
    RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Reno police and fire officials say a woman has been arrested in connection with a hotel fire and that six people have died in the blaze.
  • 1 Killed, Many Hurt in Reno Hotel Fire   AP / 10:10AM
    RENO, Nev. - At least one person was killed and several others seriously injured late Tuesday night in a fire at an old, three-story hotel in Reno's downtown casino district, a fire spokesman said.
  • 1 Killed in Reno Hotel Fire   AP / 3:40AM
    RENO, Nev. (AP) -- At least one person was killed and several others seriously injured late Tuesday night in a fire at an old, three-story hotel in Reno's downtown casino district, a fire spokesman said.
  • Wednesday, October 25

  • Harrah's 3Q Profit Up on Vegas Results   AP / 11:39AM
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Harrah's Entertainment Inc. said Wednesday its third-quarter profit rose 5 percent as an incentives program drove players to its properties in Las Vegas, but missed analysts' expectations because of poor performance in Atlantic City.
  • Friday, October 13

  • Study finds thyroid damage from nuke tests   UPI / 2:10AM
    SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- A new study of people living downwind of the nuclear weapons test site in Nevada finds thyroid damage was more extensive than previously believed.
  • Tuesday, October 10

  • Body Exhumed in Nevada Death Probe   AP / 10:11PM
    LAS VEGAS - The body of the second husband of slain Nevada state Controller Kathy Augustine was exhumed Tuesday so investigators can seek evidence that would show if he also died as a result of foul play.
  • Energy prices decline, oil beneath $60   UPI / 10:30AM
    NEW YORK, Nev., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The price of crude oil fell Tuesday to $59.30 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange as fears of a production cut from the world oil cartel eased.
  • Monday, October 9

  • Crude oil climbs to $60.32 per barrel   UPI / 9:59AM
    NEW YORK, Nev., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The price of high-quality crude oil rose 56 cents Monday on the New York Mercantile Exchange to $60.32 per barrel.
  • Saturday, September 30

  • Nev. Official's Husband Charged in Death   AP / 12:30AM
    RENO, Nev. - The husband of the late state Controller Kathy Augustine was arrested in Virginia on Friday and charged with killing her with an injection of a paralyzing drug.
  • Friday, September 15

  • Plaque for Wiccan soldier approved   UPI / 9:10AM
    FERNLEY, Nev., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- The Nevada Office of Veterans' Services said a plaque honoring a Wiccan soldier has been approved for the Veterans' Memorial Wall in Fernley, Nev.
  • Monday, September 4

  • Jerry Lewis Telethon Raises Record $61M   AP / 9:10PM
    LAS VEGAS - Jerry Lewis' annual Labor Day telethon raised a record $61 million to fight muscular dystrophy, bolstered by a huge donation from a group of firefighters and the lack of a major hurricane before the show.
  • Wildfires Prompt Antelope Hunt in Nevada   AP / 1:10AM
    RENO, Nev. - A string of wildfires that scorched hundreds of square miles of prime habitat has prompted an emergency antelope hunt and relocation of unprecedented scope in Nevada, state officials said.
  • Thursday, August 31

  • Goldcorp buys Glamis for $21.3 billion   UPI / 7:18AM
    TORONTO, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Toronto's Goldcorp Inc. is paying $21.3 billion to buy Glamis Gold Ltd., a Nevada gold mining company, to create a major global gold mining.
  • Tuesday, August 29

  • Fugitive Polygamist Arrested in Nevada   AP / 9:10PM
    LAS VEGAS - After more than a year on the run and three months on the FBI's Most Wanted List, the charismatic leader of a polygamous sect was captured during a routine traffic stop and now faces charges he arranged marriages between underage girls and older men.
  • Friday, August 25

  • Miyazato Aces 2 Holes in Same Round   AP / 5:10PM
    RENO, Nev. - Japan's Yusaku Miyazato became the first golfer to make two holes-in-one in the same round of a PGA Tour tournament when he aced a pair of par 3s Friday at the Reno-Tahoe Open.
  • Thursday, August 24

  • Miss America Pageant Returning to Vegas   AP / 7:10PM
    LAS VEGAS - The annual Miss America pageant will return to the Las Vegas Strip for its 2007 contest, organizers told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
  • Wednesday, August 16

  • Jimmy Carter's son wins Nevada primary   UPI / 3:20PM
    LAS VEGAS, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Jack Carter, the son of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, has won the Nevada Democratic primary for the Senate, but will be an underdog in November voting.
  • Jimmy Carter's Son Wins Nev. Primary   AP / 12:12AM
    RENO, Nev. - Jimmy Carter's son, Jack Carter, won the Democratic nomination Tuesday to face Republican U.S. Sen. John Ensign in November in Nevada, where voters also were picking candidates in a wide-open and sometimes-zany pair of primaries to replace popular Republican Gov. Kenny Guinn.
  • Monday, August 14

  • Nymex energy prices start week lower   UPI / 3:40PM
    NEW YORK, Nev., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- A cease-fire in Lebanon and some good news from Alaska's Prudhoe Bay oil fields drove down energy prices Monday on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
  • Wednesday, August 9

  • L-3 gets big mine detection contract   UPI / 1:30PM
    NEW YORK, Nev., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army is paying L-3 Communications more than $300 million for as many as 17,000 mine detection units.
  • Thursday, August 3

  • MGM Mirage 2Q Profit Up, but Shares Down   AP / 11:10AM
    LAS VEGAS - MGM Mirage Inc., one of the world's largest casino companies, said Thursday its second-quarter profit climbed 4 percent, boosted by a full quarter of results from its Mandalay Resorts Group properties and a strong performance at the Bellagio. But the results were below analysts' expectations and the company's shares tumbled nearly 7 percent.
  • Friday, July 28

  • Movie Prompts Barrymore to Take Up Poker   AP / 11:10AM
    LAS VEGAS - Now that Drew Barrymore doesn't have to stay in character, the actress says she's ready to learn poker from the pros.
  • Tuesday, July 25

  • Las Vegas bans feeding the homeless   UPI / 8:10PM
    LAS VEGAS, July 25 (UPI) -- A new Las Vegas ordinance bans anyone from feeding homeless people in city parks.
  • New York Dolls break 30-year hiatus   UPI / 10:47AM
    NEW YORK, Nev., July 25 (UPI) -- Even though four of its members are dead, the New York Dolls are back with their first album of new material in 30 years.
  • U.S. weekly retail sales up slightly   UPI / 8:40AM
    NEW YORK, Nev., July 25 (UPI) -- Back-to-school shopping helped weekly U.S. chain store sales post a small recovery from the previous week's dip.
  • Monday, July 24

  • Dan Quayle walks at Mellencamp concert   UPI / 5:20PM
    STATELINE, Nev., July 24 (UPI) -- Singer John Mellencamp made a comment about the Bush administration at a concert in Lake Tahoe, Nev., that made surprise guest Dan Quayle leave the venue.
  • Friday, July 21

  • Nevada Mystery Has People Talking   AP / 5:10PM
    LAS VEGAS - In a state where sin, debauchery and corruption are commonplace, it takes a lot to get people talking.
  • Thursday, July 13

  • 'Harry Potter' wins two Home Video Awards   UPI / 8:10PM
    LAS VEGAS, July 13 (UPI) -- "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" won two prizes for best sell-through title and best DVD extras at the Home Entertainment Awards ceremony in Las Vegas.
  • Thursday, July 6

  • U.S. bars Wiccan sign on military grave   UPI / 10:50AM
    FERNLEY, Nev., July 6 (UPI) -- Though one of the fastest growing faiths in America, the Wiccan symbol is barred from U.S. military gravesites.
  • Tuesday, July 4

  • Tahoe Bear Swills Booze With Pizza Snack   AP / 8:10PM
    STATELINE, Nev. - A bear cub drew a crowd of spectators at a Lake Tahoe neighborhood as it munched on barbecue-chicken-and-jalapeno pizza in the back seat of a vintage red Buick convertible.
  • Sunday, July 2

  • Firefighters Battle 2 Blazes in Nevada   AP / 10:10PM
    LAS VEGAS - Firefighters endured triple-digit temperatures Sunday in their battle against two wildfires in the Desert National Wildlife Refuge in southern Nevada.
  • Saturday, July 1

  • Beatles legacy comes to Las Vegas   UPI / 1:20PM
    LAS VEGAS, July 1 (UPI) -- Former Beatles, widows, relatives and others showed up for the opening night in Las Vegas of "Love," a Cirque de Soleil musical based on the pop group.
  • Wednesday, June 28

  • NASA software gives faster tsunami warning   UPI / 5:10PM
    RENO, Nev., June 28 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say NASA-funded technology can determine within minutes whether an earthquake is big enough to generate a tsunami.
  • Thursday, June 15

  • Bassist cries foul against his former band   UPI / 4:00AM
    LAS VEGAS, June 14 (UPI) -- Brent Wilson, former bassist for the U.S. band Panic! At the Disco, disputes reports that he voluntarily left the band.
  • Wednesday, June 14

  • Legendary comedian suffers heart attack   UPI / 1:50PM
    LAS VEGAS, June 14 (UPI) -- Comedian Jerry Lewis has suffered what was described as a mild heart attack in Las Vegas.
  • Tuesday, June 13

  • Man Named Suspect in Nev. Judge Shooting   AP / 10:10PM
    RENO, Nev. - Police searched Tuesday for a pawn shop owner wanted in the slaying of his estranged wife and declared him a suspect in the sniper shooting of a judge who handled the couple's pending divorce.
  • EBay to Add 'Skype Me' Button to Listings   AP / 10:10PM
    LAS VEGAS - EBay Inc. said Tuesday that it would add a "Skype Me" button to certain categories of listings, allowing prospective buyers to contact sellers directly through the Internet phone service it acquired last year for $2.6 billion.
  • Monday, June 12

  • Judge Shot, Wounded at Nev. Courthouse   AP / 10:10PM
    RENO, Nev. - A family court judge was shot and wounded as he stood near a third-floor courthouse window Monday, and police sealed off the area and searched nearby parking garages for a sniper.
  • Judge Shot, Wounded at Nev. Courthouse   AP / 6:10PM
    RENO, Nev. - A family court judge was shot and wounded as he stood near a third-floor courthouse window Monday, and police sealed off the area and searched nearby parking garages for a sniper.
  • Man Eats 47 Cheese Sandwiches in 10 Min.   AP / 8:10AM
    LAS VEGAS - There's a rising star on the competitive eating circuit. California man Joey Chestnut downed 47 grilled cheese sandwiches in ten minutes this weekend in Las Vegas to set a world record. That's eleven more sandwiches than the old record of 36.
  • UAW to members: The party is over   UPI / 8:00AM
    LAS VEGAS, June 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. president of the United Automobile Workers union is telling members that the days of ever-rising wages and ever-expanding benefits are finished.
  • Sunday, June 11

  • Reid to seek 'transparency' on Iran nukes   UPI / 1:50AM
    LAS VEGAS, June 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Saturday he will seek greater openness from the Bush administration on Iran's nuclear program.
  • Wednesday, June 7

  • 'Hairspray' canceled in Las Vegas   UPI / 7:47AM
    LAS VEGAS, June 7 (UPI) -- The Las Vegas cast of "Hairspray" was dealt a surprise when the producers announced the uprooted Broadway production is being canceled as of this coming Sunday.
  • Tuesday, June 6

  • 'Queer Eye' gives it a try in Vegas   UPI / 8:50PM
    LAS VEGAS, June 6 (UPI) -- In an attempt to revitalize the once innovative "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy," the show has moved to Las Vegas for its upcoming fourth season.
  • George Clooney drops casino endeavor   UPI / 1:40PM
    LAS VEGAS, June 6 (UPI) -- George Clooney's plan to build a super casino with old-style Vegas elegance has officially folded.
  • Tuesday, May 30

  • U.S. memorial sought for Wiccan soldier   UPI / 1:32PM
    FERNLEY, Nev., May 30 (UPI) -- The wife of a U.S. soldier killed in September wants her husband's Wiccan faith recognized on a veteran's memorial plaque, but has been denied.
  • AP: Sen. Reid Accepted Free Boxing Tickets   AP / 7:10AM
    WASHINGTON - Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid, who has criticized Republican ethics, accepted free ringside tickets to three professional boxing matches from Nevada officials who were trying to influence his federal legislation regulating the sport.
  • Friday, May 26

  • Las Vegas Sands to Build Singapore Casino   AP / 1:10PM
    SINGAPORE - Las Vegas Sands Corp., owner of The Venetian in Nevada, won a hotly contested license Friday to build Singapore's first casino, which could be the world's costliest casino resort project by the time it opens in 2009.
  • Rejcts mark million 'Secret' downloads   UPI / 12:01AM
    LAS VEGAS, May 25 (UPI) -- Pop/punk rockers The All-American Rejects Thursday celebrated the millionth download of "Dirty Little Secret" at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
  • Thursday, May 25

  • Planned Pentagon blast draws protest   UPI / 12:32PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 25 (UPI) -- A planned non-nuclear blast by the U.S. military to test ground shock effects has some residents near the Nevada test site so worried they want it canceled.
  • Wednesday, May 24

  • Brooks & Dunn set ACM Award record   UPI / 12:00AM
    LAS VEGAS, May 23 (UPI) -- Superstar duo Brooks & Dunn won their 21st Academy of Country Music Award -- setting a record during Tuesday night's ceremony in Las Vegas.
  • Tuesday, May 23

  • Heidi Fleiss says FBI wants to talk to her   UPI / 11:30PM
    PAHRUMP, May 23 (UPI) -- Former "Hollywood Madam" Heidi Fleiss says she's "not a rat" but will cooperate in the case of a Nevada brothel owner accused of trying to bribe a politician.
  • Monday, May 22

  • Penn Gillette and wife welcome son   UPI / 10:21PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 22 (UPI) -- Magician Penn Jillette and his wife, Emily, welcomed their second child at a Las Vegas hospital Monday afternoon.
  • HBO's 'Entourage' hits Las Vegas   UPI / 9:31PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 22 (UPI) -- The cast of HBO's "Entourage" reported life is good during a recent foray to Las Vegas.
  • Saturday, May 20

  • Supremes' Mary Wilson has heart attack   UPI / 5:27PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 20 (UPI) -- Mary Wilson, one of the original members of the Motown hitmakers The Supremes, suffered a heart attack in Las Vegas and will have bypass surgery.
  • PETA Seeks Records of Horn Tiger Attack   AP / 7:27AM
    LAS VEGAS - An animal-rights group has filed a federal lawsuit accusing the U.S. Department of Agriculture of improperly withholding information gathered during its investigation into the near-fatal tiger attack on illusionist Roy Horn.
  • Friday, May 19

  • Columbia Ent. buys Aztar for $2.7 billion   UPI / 5:40PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 19 (UPI) -- Columbia Entertainment, the gambling affiliate of Columbia Sussex, is paying $2.75 billion to buy Aztar Corp., a casino operator.
  • Wednesday, May 10

  • Owner of haunted Amityville house dies   UPI / 11:10PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 10 (UPI) -- George Lee Lutz, whose house became known worldwide as "The Amityville Horror," died in Las Vegas Wednesday at age 59.
  • U.S. postpones Nevada test blast   UPI / 8:21AM
    WASHINGTON, May 10 (UPI) -- A legal challenge has forced the U.S. Department of Defense to postpone a major explosive test blast in the Nevada desert planned for next month.
  • Monday, May 1

  • Dion tells fans she has an ear disease   UPI / 8:56PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 1 (UPI) -- Canadian singer Celine Dion was forced to cancel nearly a week of shows at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas because of a rare ear disease.
  • Friday, April 28

  • Official: Nev. test could help nuke design   UPI / 3:50PM
    LAS VEGAS, April 28 (UPI) -- A U.S. Defense Department official overseeing a planned June 2 test blast in Nevada says the explosion could help with development of nuclear weapons.
  • Pinnacle improves offer for Aztar   UPI / 11:50AM
    LAS VEGAS, April 28 (UPI) -- Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. of Las Vegas said Friday it increased its offer for Aztar Corp. to $2.46 billion.
  • Study finds link between metals and cancer   UPI / 12:37AM
    FALLON, Nev., April 27 (UPI) -- Researchers studying the effects of arsenic and tungsten on pregnant mice may have found a clue to the development of leukemia in 17 children in Fallon, Nev.
  • Thursday, April 27

  • Mouse study key in Nevada cancer cases   UPI / 3:20PM
    FALLON, Nev., April 27 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists who exposed pregnant mice to a combination of arsenic and tungsten say the metals caused genetic changes in the offspring.
  • Wednesday, April 26

  • Feds won't prosecute Nevada research fraud   UPI / 1:27PM
    WASHINGTON, April 26 (UPI) -- U.S. officials reportedly will not prosecute federal workers who admitted falsifying research details at the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository.
  • Tuesday, April 25

  • Report: Britney Spears pregnant again   UPI / 4:20PM
    LAS VEGAS, April 25 (UPI) -- Pop star Britney Spears is pregnant with her second child by husband Kevin Federline, US Weekly reported Tuesday.
  • Sen. Reid could be losing support at home   UPI / 12:27AM
    LAS VEGAS, April 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada is finding that his position as minority leader is giving him both fans and new enemies.
  • Monday, April 24

  • Study: Mormon Crickets Invade to Survive   AP / 11:10PM
    RENO, Nev. - The threat of being eaten could drive the march of Mormon crickets as they munch their way across millions of acres in the arid West, new research suggests.
  • Rather: Couric Will Need to Be a Leader   AP / 11:10PM
    LAS VEGAS - Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather wished his successor luck Monday, but said Katie Couric will need to be a leader and demonstrate a passion for news to succeed in the anchor chair.
  • Opie & Anthony replace Roth on CBS Radio   UPI / 8:50PM
    NEW YORK, Nev., April 24 (UPI) -- CBS Radio and XM Satellite Radio Monday announced the return of shock jocks Opie and Anthony to terrestrial radio.
  • Kevin Dillon marries in Las Vegas   UPI / 4:00PM
    LAS VEGAS, April 24 (UPI) -- HBO's "Entourage" star Kevin Dillon and his pregnant fiancee tied the knot in a hip-shaking Las Vegas ceremony complete with an Elvis impersonator.
  • Friday, April 21

  • Crude oil tops $75 per barrel   UPI / 3:40PM
    NEW YORK, Nev., April 21 (UPI) -- Crude oil overcame an initial price retreat Friday to post another record, closing on the New York Mercantile Exchange at $75.17 per barrel.
  • Thursday, April 20

  • Host, performers named for VH1 Rock Honors   UPI / 6:10PM
    LAS VEGAS, April 20 (UPI) -- "My Name Is Earl" star Jaime Pressly was named Thursday as host of the first annual VH1 Rock Honors at the Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Events Center.
  • Wednesday, April 19

  • Aztar and Pinnacle amend merger deal   UPI / 11:21AM
    LAS VEGAS, April 19 (UPI) -- Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. of Las Vegas is hiking its offer to buy Aztar Corp., a big casino operator, to $1.65 billion.
  • Friday, April 7

  • Pentagon says Nevada test is non-nuclear   UPI / 10:20AM
    WASHINGTON, April 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Department officials apologized to Congress for their "mushroom cloud" test plans that set off waves of concern among lawmakers.
  • Wednesday, March 29

  • Stars come out to help family with bills   UPI / 9:57PM
    WANTAGH, Nev., March 29 (UPI) -- Two actors from HBO's "The Sopranos" recently helped raise money for the New York family of a 2-year-old boy who underwent extensive brain surgery.
  • Tuesday, March 28

  • Jordan Knight exits 'The Surreal Life'   UPI / 1:46PM
    LAS VEGAS, March 28 (UPI) -- A death in the family has forced former New Kid on the Block Jordan Knight to leave VH1's "The Surreal Life: Fame Game," which is filming in Las Vegas.
  • Tuesday, March 7

  • Stewart ordered to pay $3M to Harrah's   UPI / 1:25PM
    LAS VEGAS, March 7 (UPI) -- Rocker Rod Stewart has been ordered to pay more than $3 million to casino-owner Harrah's in Las Vegas for missing a 1999 New Year's Eve concert.
  • Monday, March 6

  • Spanish rescuers find three climbers dead   UPI / 10:50PM
    MADRID, March 6 (UPI) -- Three British mountaineers were found dead from exposure in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of southern Spain, El Mundo reported online Monday.
  • Sunday, March 5

  • Blake Finally Beats Hewitt, Wins Open   AP / 7:10PM
    LAS VEGAS - James Blake defeated Lleyton Hewitt for the first time in seven tries Sunday, breaking the former world No. 1 four times in the final set to win the Tennis Channel Open 7-5, 2-6, 6-3.
  • Saturday, March 4

  • No.1 Hewitt Advances to Final in Vegas   AP / 9:14PM
    LAS VEGAS - Top-seeded Lleyton Hewitt overcame a sluggish start to beat Paul Goldstein 3-6, 6-1, 6-0 in the semifinals of the Tennis Channel Open on Saturday, earning a chance to break a long title drought.
  • Thursday, March 2

  • Fluor lands $400M coal-plant contract   UPI / 8:40AM
    ALISO VIEJO, Calif., March 2 (UPI) -- Newmont Mining Corp. let a $400 million contract to Fluor Corp. for a 200-megawatt, coal-fired power plant in Nevada.
  • Monday, February 13

  • Ground broken on Nevada solar plant   UPI / 3:20PM
    BOULDER CITY, Nev., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Ground was broken for the construction of a 300-acre solar power plant in Boulder City, Nev., expected to meet the power demands of about 40,000 households.
  • More seek plastic surgery for work   UPI / 12:10AM
    NEW YORK, Nev., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Some older U.S. workers are getting plastic surgery because they think it gives them more opportunities to get ahead in the workplace.
  • Saturday, February 11

  • Son of Ex-President Carter Seeks Nev. Seat   AP / 5:06AM
    HENDERSON, Nev. - Democrat Jack Carter, the son of the former president, kicked off his U.S. Senate campaign Monday by calling for a return to "our American values."
  • Friday, February 10

  • Natalie Portman honored by ShoWest   UPI / 9:30PM
    LOS VEGAS, Nev., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Hollywood Actress Natalie Portman was announced Friday as the ShoWest Female Star of the Year.
  • Solar plant to be built in Nevada   UPI / 5:40PM
    LAS VEGAS, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Construction of a 300-acre solar power plant, believed to be the largest built anywhere in the world, is expected to begin in Nevada.
  • Wednesday, February 8

  • Energy prices mixed in tight range   UPI / 3:26PM
    NEW YORK, Nev., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Energy prices fell Wednesday on news that U.S. petroleum supplies were above average levels for this time of year.
  • Tuesday, February 7

  • President Carter's son enters Senate race   UPI / 8:10PM
    CARSON CITY, Nev., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Another political dynasty could be in the making as Jack Carter, son of President Jimmy Carter, announces he's running for the U.S. Senate from Nevada.
  • Monday, February 6

  • World's biggest solar plant set for Nevada   UPI / 4:20PM
    LAS VEGAS, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- SunEdison of Maryland and Nevada's Powered by Renewables are jointly building the world's largest solar photovoltaic project.
  • Sunday, February 5

  • Body of WWII airman identified   UPI / 11:20PM
    ORANGE PARK, Fla., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. military has identified the body of a World War II airman that was found last fall at the bottom of a glacier in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
  • Thursday, January 26

  • Women-Owned Businesses Growing in U.S.   AP / 4:16AM
    WASHINGTON - The number of women-owned businesses, many of them one-person enterprises, grew at twice the national rate for all private companies from 1997 to 2002, with the biggest increases in Nevada and Georgia.
  • Wednesday, January 18

  • Natural gas prices fall hard   UPI / 4:50PM
    NEW YORK, Nev., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Energy traders' fears over Iran's nuclear plans appeared to have run their course for the time being as petroleum prices Wednesday fell across the board.
  • Nev. Pair Sentenced in Chili Finger Case   AP / 3:43PM
    SAN JOSE, Calif. - A couple who planted a severed finger in a bowl of Wendy's chili in a scheme to extort money from the fast-food chain were sentenced Wednesday to prison terms of at least nine years.
  • Friday, January 6

  • Mr. Mixx draws inspiration at a brothel   UPI / 8:20PM
    CARSON CITY, Nev., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The co-founder of 2 Live Crew -- Mr. Mixx -- is getting busy at Nevada's famous Bunny Ranch brothel writing songs for his next solo album.
  • Wednesday, January 4

  • Boyd Gaming Announces $4B Las Vegas Complex   AP / 8:10AM
    LAS VEGAS - Boyd Gaming Corp. plans to tear down the old Stardust casino to make way for a $4 billion hotel and casino complex on 63 acres of the Las Vegas Strip - one of the largest such developments planned in a town known for mega projects.
  • Friday, December 30

  • Mohave power plant set to close   UPI / 11:41PM
    LAUGHLIN, Nev., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- A coal-fired power plant that emitted vast quantities of air pollution that clouded views of the Grand Canyon will close at year's end.
  • Thursday, December 29

  • Climate change driving pika to extinction   UPI / 5:20PM
    SEATTLE, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- The American pika, a small cousin of the rabbit, may be on the verge of extinction in the Great Basin, the high desert centered in Nevada.
  • Thursday, December 22

  • Scientists stymied by inch-long fish   UPI / 2:10PM
    LAS VEGAS, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Scientists say they are unable to explain the steady declined in the number of pupfish -- an endangered species that lives only in a Nevada limestone cave.
  • Monday, December 19

  • Sierra Nevada Range Gets 3 Feet of Snow   AP / 8:10PM
    RENO, Nev. - The strongest storm of the season so far in the Sierra Nevada dropped as much as 3 feet of snow, snarling travel through the mountain range but improving ski resort conditions.
  • Friday, December 16

  • Albertson's to be sold for $9.6 billion   UPI / 10:10AM
    NEW YORK, Nev., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Albertson's Inc., the second largest U.S. grocer, will reportedly be sold to a group of private equity companies for $9.6 billion.
  • Sunday, December 11

  • Austin Breaks Pro Rodeo Earnings Record   AP / 9:10PM
    LAS VEGAS - Bull riding champion Matt Austin broke Ty Murray's season money record Sunday, earning $12,368 for a second-place finish in the final round of the National Finals Rodeo to push his total to $320,765.
  • Saturday, December 3

  • Shootout at Tahoe Casino Kills One   AP / 11:10PM
    STATELINE, Nev. - A shootout across a high-stakes players lounge in Harrah's Tahoe casino killed one man, injured two sheriff's deputies and sent gamblers running for the doors Saturday afternoon, authorities and witnesses said.
  • Friday, December 2

  • Platts names ExxonMobil as top energy firm   UPI / 6:10PM
    NEW YORK, Nev., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Platts, the U.S. energy analyst, said Friday that the biggest oil company in the world is ExxonMobil Corp.
  • Tuesday, November 22

  • Fleiss works to open Nevada 'stud farm'   UPI / 4:30PM
    CRYSTAL, Nev., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Former "Hollywood madam" turned Nevada "stud farm" wrangler Heidi Fleiss says hundreds of men want to work at her all-male bordello.
  • Friday, November 18

  • Leukemia cluster linked to tungsten plant   UPI / 6:40PM
    FALLON, Neb., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- A scientific study links a Nevada metals company to a cluster of leukemia cases in the area.
  • Wednesday, November 9

  • Battle over Utah nuclear storage plan   UPI / 8:30PM
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- An attempt to stop a nuclear storage plan in Utah now has bipartisan support after Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., joined the effort.
  • Thursday, November 3

  • Harrah's 3Q Profit Rises on Acquisition   AP / 11:10AM
    LAS VEGAS - Harrah's Entertainment Inc., the world's largest casino company, on Thursday said profit rose 42 percent in the third quarter, boosted by its acquisition of Caesars Entertainment Inc. and an increase in gambling.
  • Wednesday, October 26

  • Frozen body likely WWII soldier   UPI / 9:41PM
    SACRAMENTO, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Family members are hoping a body found in Kings Canon National Park is that of a World War II airman who crashed in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
  • Feds unveil Yucca Mountain cleanup plans   UPI / 5:10PM
    CARSON CITY, Nev., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. Energy Department officials have announced plans to make Yucca Mountain a "clean" nuclear waste dump, but Nevada officials aren't happy.
  • Thursday, October 20

  • Body Believed to Be WWII Airman Recovered   AP / 4:11PM
    FRESNO, Calif. - An ice-encased body believed to be a World War II airman who crashed in 1942 was chipped out of a Sierra Nevada glacier and taken to a laboratory for identification, a deputy coroner said Thursday.
  • Monday, October 17

  • Kevin Sorbo, wife welcome daughter   UPI / 6:10PM
    HENDERSON, Nev., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The former star of TV's "Hercules," Kevin Sorbo, and his wife, actress Sam Jenkins Sorbo, have welcomed their third child, a baby girl.
  • Monday, October 10

  • Stanford wins U.S. robotic car rally   UPI / 1:55PM
    PRIMM, Nev., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Stanford University has won the U.S. Defense Department's $2 million challenge in developing a fully robotic vehicle for use on the battlefield.
  • Sunday, October 9

  • Stanford Volkswagen Wins $2M Robot Race   AP / 6:10PM
    PRIMM, Nev. - A driverless Volkswagen won a $2 million race across the rugged Nevada desert Sunday, beating four other robot-guided vehicles that completed a Pentagon-sponsored contest aimed at making warfare safer for humans.
  • Monday, September 26

  • Masters Winner George Archer Dies   AP / 5:11PM
    INCLINE VILLAGE, Nevada - George Archer, whose smooth putting stroke helped him win the 1969 Masters and 11 other titles on the PGA Tour, died after a yearlong battle with Burkitts Lymphoma. He was 65.
  • Sunday, September 25

  • Robots to Face Off for $2M Pentagon Prize   AP / 10:11PM
    LOS ANGELES - Wanted by the Pentagon: A muscular, outdoorsy specimen. Must be intelligent and, above all, self-driven. When 20 hulking robotic vehicles face off next month in a rugged race across the Nevada desert, the winning machine (if any crosses the finish line) will blend the latest technological bling and the most smarts.
  • Friday, September 23

  • Vegas Driver Said to See 'Demons' in Crowd   AP / 10:10PM
    LAS VEGAS - A man accused of killing two tourists and injuring 12 others on the Las Vegas Strip told police he steered his car into the crowd on the sidewalk because they were staring at him like demons.
  • Thursday, September 22

  • Boxer Dies From Injuries Sustained in Bout   AP / 9:14PM
    LAS VEGAS - Boxer Leavander Johnson died Thursday from injuries sustained five days earlier in a lightweight title fight with Jesus Chavez.
  • Car Hits Pedestrians, Kills 1 in Las Vegas   AP / 12:30AM
    LAS VEGAS - A car plowed into pedestrians along the crowded Las Vegas Strip on Wednesday, killing one and injuring 13, authorities said. Police arrested the driver at the scene.
  • Friday, September 16

  • Fugitive Wanted in Vegas Heist Surrenders   AP / 8:10AM
    LAS VEGAS - A woman accused in a multimillion-dollar armored car heist on the Las Vegas Strip surrendered to federal authorities Thursday, saying she was tired of more than a decade on the run and wanted her son to have a normal life.
  • Tuesday, September 13

  • Sen. Reid: Bush should have fired Brown   UPI / 1:10PM
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D.-Nev., said President Bush should have fired Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Brown before he resigned.
  • Chinese bankers reject plea bargain   UPI / 6:05AM
    RENO, Nev., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Two Chinese bank officials who fled to the United States after being charged with embezzlement have rejected a plea bargain that would protect their families.
  • Friday, September 9

  • Bo Bice returns for 'Idol' benefit   UPI / 11:10AM
    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Sunday's "American Idols Live" benefit for Hurricane Katrina will mark the return of fan favorite Bo Bice, who underwent surgery last month in Nevada.
  • Wednesday, September 7

  • Rod Stewart ordered to repay $2 million   UPI / 7:51PM
    LOS VEGAS, Nev., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- A Las Vegas jury Wednesday ordered British rock star Rod Stewart to repay a $2 million advance he got for a Las Vegas concert he never performed.
  • Rod Stewart Ordered to Pay for Vegas Show   AP / 6:10PM
    LAS VEGAS - A federal jury decided Wednesday that Rod Stewart should pay a Las Vegas casino $2 million plus interest for a canceled show in December 2000.
  • Wednesday, August 31

  • Attorney General Sandoval seeks help   UPI / 2:52PM
    CARSON CITY, Nev., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Nevada's attorney general sent letters to attorneys general in 10 states seeking help in the fight against the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear dump.
  • Tuesday, August 30

  • DOE wants hold on Nev. land for rail line   UPI / 8:15PM
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Energy is seeking a 10-year hold on a mile-wide corridor for a rail route across Nevada to the nuclear dump site at Yucca Mountain.
  • Saturday, August 20

  • Democratic Senate leader in Las Vegas hospital   UPI / 10:10AM
    LAS VEGAS, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The office of Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced the Senate minority leader has suffered a small stroke.
  • Sen. Reid Suffers Brief Mini-Stroke   AP / 3:35AM
    WASHINGTON - The Senate Democratic leader, Harry Reid of Nevada, suffered a brief mini-stroke Tuesday, but doctors found no complications and he feels fine, aides said Friday.
  • Tuesday, August 16

  • Five U.S. states see $3 per gallon gas   UPI / 8:15AM
    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The price of self-serve unleaded gasoline and diesel fuel has broken the $3 per gallon mark in California, Illinois, Nevada, Washington state and Hawaii.
  • Friday, August 12

  • Nevada man admits he's an oomposter   UPI / 3:30PM
    RENO, Nev., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- A Reno, Nev., man who for years claimed he was an Oompa Loompa in "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" now admits he was an oomposter.
  • Friday, August 5

  • Las Vegas Will Host 2007 NBA All-Star Game   AP / 4:11PM
    LAS VEGAS - The 2007 NBA All-Star game will be played in Las Vegas, making it the first city without an NBA franchise to host the event.
  • Monday, August 1

  • Nev. Girl Found in Mexico Glad to Be Home   AP / 10:10AM
    RENO, Nev. - An 8-year-old girl who authorities said was abducted by a convicted sex offender celebrated her safe return home by sharing a group hug with her mother and older brother, and declaring "I missed you guys."
  • Nev. Girl Found in Mexico Glad to Be Home   AP / 8:10AM
    RENO, Nev. - An 8-year-old girl who authorities said was abducted by a convicted sex offender celebrated her safe return home by sharing a group hug with her mother and older brother, and declaring "I missed you guys."
  • Sunday, July 31

  • Police: Sex Offender Took Girl to Mexico   AP / 7:31AM
    RENO, Nev. - An 8-year-old girl was abducted by a convicted sex offender who took her to Mexico, where the two were found staying in a shelter, authorities said.
  • Friday, July 29

  • How payola helped Celine Dion   UPI / 12:01AM
    LAS VEGAS, July 28 (UPI) -- Documents released in the widening payola scandal say Celine Dion's record company launched an elaborate bribery scheme to get her back on U.S. radio in 2003.
  • Thursday, July 28

  • Electron pulse crushes aluminum cylinder   UPI / 4:21PM
    LAS VEGAS, July 28 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists in Nevada this week crushed an aluminum cylinder the size of a tuna can using electrons from the 650-ton Atlas pulsed power generator.
  • Monday, July 25

  • Wynn Bringing 'Spamalot' to Las Vegas   AP / 11:10AM
    LAS VEGAS - One Broadway hit isn't enough for casino impresario Steve Wynn, who has inked a deal for a version of the Tony Award-winning musical "Monty Python's Spamalot."
  • Friday, July 22

  • Cuban artists granted U.S. asylum   UPI / 11:44AM
    LAS VEGAS, July 22 (UPI) -- The 49 Cuban performers in the Las Vegas Stardust casino's "Havana Night Club" show have been granted asylum to stay in the United States.
  • Saturday, July 16

  • Australian Rookie Wins Poker Crown   AP / 2:30PM
    LAS VEGAS - Australian Joseph Hachem prevailed in his first World Series of Poker Saturday, winning $7.5 million and snatching the game's greatest crown in the longest final table in the tournament's history.
  • Thursday, July 14

  • Hopkins Out to Teach Taylor a Lesson   AP / 4:11PM
    LAS VEGAS - Bernard Hopkins looks at Jermain Taylor and sees someone who needs schooling in the fine art of boxing. Yeah, Taylor is 23-0 since winning an Olympic bronze medal in 2000. And Taylor clearly is the most qualified middleweight opponent for the champion, who will make his 21st title defense Saturday night at the MGM Grand. Still, Taylor hardly is a refined fighter, according to Hopkins. And the champ plans to teach the challenger some lessons.
  • Rock star poker tourney set for Vegas   UPI / 4:01PM
    LAS VEGAS, July 14 (UPI) -- Rockers Gene Simmons, Dave Navarro and Jerry Cantrell have been lined up for the second annual Vegas Rock Star Poker Tournament and Sweepstakes.
  • Tuesday, July 12

  • Raymer Leading World Series of Poker   AP / 9:10PM
    LAS VEGAS - Greg "Fossilman" Raymer might be chatty, likable and wear silly holographic sunglasses, but he's a monster at the poker table, flattening opponents with a gigantic stack of chips that has allowed him to continue his run at another World Series of Poker title.
  • Wednesday, July 6

  • Poker Championship Makes $$$$, Megastars   AP / 5:10PM
    LAS VEGAS - The World Series of Poker creates legends and changes lives, makes instant millionaires and megastars, pits world-class rounders against online amateurs, brings together Hollywood celebrities and red-eyed denizens of backroom games.
  • Friday, June 17

  • Roy Horn Checks Into German Rehab Center   AP / 9:10PM
    LAS VEGAS - Illusionist Roy Horn has checked into a German rehabilitation facility, 18 months after a near-fatal tiger mauling during a performance left him partially paralyzed.
  • First female Thunderbirds pilot selected   UPI / 1:11PM
    NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev., June 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Air Force Capt. Nicole Malachowski has been selected to be the first woman flyer for the Air Force's Thunderbirds demonstration team.
  • Thursday, June 16

  • Elton John extends Las Vegas contract   UPI / 4:33PM
    LAS VEGAS, June 16 (UPI) -- Elton John has agreed to add two years to his contract with The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for his "The Red Piano" show.
  • Friday, June 10

  • Nevada Panel Won't Lift Mesi Suspension   AP / 7:10AM
    LAS VEGAS - Heavyweight boxer Joe Mesi lost the biggest bout of his career Thursday when the Nevada State Athletic Commission refused to lift a medical suspension that has kept him out of the ring for more than a year.
  • Wednesday, June 8

  • FTC OKs Harrah's Acquisition of Caesars   AP / 8:31PM
    LAS VEGAS - The Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday gave Harrah's Entertainment Inc. permission for its $5.2 billion acquisition of Caesars Entertainment Inc., the companies said.
  • Sources: FTC Clears Harrah's Acquisition   AP / 8:10PM
    LAS VEGAS - The Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday gave Harrah's Entertainment Inc. permission for its $5.2 billion acquisition of Caesars Entertainment Inc., according to two sources familiar with the deal.
  • Sources: FTC Clears Harrah's Acquisition   AP / 7:11PM
    LAS VEGAS - The Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday gave Harrah's Entertainment Inc. permission for its $5.2 billion acquisition of Caesars Entertainment Inc., according to two sources familiar with the deal.
  • Sunday, June 5

  • Death Row Inmate Regrets Not Killing Woman   AP / 8:10PM
    RENO, Nev. - A death row inmate awaiting execution on Thursday says his only regret is that he killed his ex-girlfriend's fiance instead of her.
  • Thursday, June 2

  • Moonves stresses pluses for CBS affiliates   UPI / 10:11PM
    LAS VEGAS, June 2 (UPI) -- CBS affiliated stations, holding their annual conference in Las Vegas this week, were told CBS would only benefit if Viacom was split into two entities.
  • Tuesday, May 31

  • Ford Motor Co. Vows Aid for Wild Mustangs   AP / 11:11PM
    LAS VEGAS - Citing the mustang as a "great symbol for our company," the Ford Motor Co. pledged money Tuesday to help find new homes for wild horses rounded up on federal rangeland in the West.
  • Sunday, May 29

  • Protests Hit Illegal Immigration Summit   AP / 10:10PM
    LAS VEGAS - Protesters on Sunday gathered outside a meeting where members of a controversial civilian group that has been monitoring the Mexican border gathered with other activists seeking to curb illegal immigration.
  • Wednesday, May 18

  • Chesney tops out at ACM music awards   UPI / 1:54PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 18 (UPI) -- Country singer Kenny Chesney has been named Entertainer of the Year at the 40th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
  • Chesney Country Entertainer of the Year   AP / 1:44AM
    LAS VEGAS - Newlywed Kenny Chesney took home entertainer of the year honors Tuesday at the 40th annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
  • Tuesday, May 17

  • Tim McGraw an Early Winner at ACM Awards   AP / 10:50PM
    LAS VEGAS - Leading nominee Tim McGraw took home honors for best single and song Tuesday for "Live Like You Were Dying" at the Academy of Country Music Awards.
  • Friday, May 13

  • Air Guard to train with Predators   UPI / 8:10PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 13 (UPI) -- Air National Guard troops are going to be trained in Nevada to operate remote-controlled Predator aircraft, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
  • Minister sentenced for Dion extortion   UPI / 4:20PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 13 (UPI) -- A Las Vegas minister was sentenced to nine years in prison for trying to extort millions of dollars from the husband of singer Celine Dion.
  • Tuesday, May 10

  • Nevada Brothels Want to Be Good Neighbor   AP / 2:11PM
    MOUND HOUSE, Nev. - Nevada's legal brothels are feeling like the wife who slips into her sexiest negligee and still can't get her husband to put the newspaper down.
  • Saturday, May 7

  • Airports Not Rushing for Private Screeners   AP / 8:10PM
    WASHINGTON - Despite all the grumbling about those federal security screeners, airports are not rushing to replace them with private workers. Only two airports - in Sioux Falls, S.D., and Elko, Nev. - have applied to the government to switch back to privately employed screeners. And the management at Elko is having second thoughts.
  • Friday, May 6

  • Simpson: Durst romance 'absolutely untrue'   UPI / 1:10PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 6 (UPI) -- "Newlyweds" TV star and pop diva Jessica Simpson says a report of an alleged dalliance with Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst is "absolutely untrue."
  • Thursday, May 5

  • Wind delays electric car speed challenge   UPI / 3:30PM
    WENDOVER, Nev., May 5 (UPI) -- High winds near Wendover, Nev., forced British engineers to delay their attempt Thursday to break the land-speed record set by an electric car.
  • Wednesday, May 4

  • Accused slot cheater is ex-prosecutor   UPI / 9:51PM
    PRIMM, Nev., May 4 (UPI) -- A former Nevada state prosecutor, accused of participating in a slot machine cheating ring, might evade prosecution by cooperating with an investigation.
  • Sunday, May 1

  • Michael Douglas golf event in Las Vegas   UPI / 10:33AM
    LAS VEGAS, May 1 (UPI) -- The proceeds from the Seventh Annual Michael Douglas & Friends Presented by Lexus Celebrity Golf Event in Las Vegas will go to entertainers in need.
  • Friday, April 29

  • Wynn's Show 'Le Reve' Floats on Water   AP / 7:11PM
    LAS VEGAS - Casino entrepreneur Steve Wynn, who brought floating pirate ships and dancing fountains to the Nevada desert and showcased the wildly successful water show "O," has returned to the life-giving force with the opening of his newest resort.
  • Mayor may have own reality TV show   UPI / 2:40PM
    LAS VEGAS, April 29 (UPI) -- Las Vegas's popular Mayor Oscar Goodman may soon have his own reality TV show, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Friday.
  • Wednesday, April 27

  • Simpson and Lachey buy Las Vegas condo   UPI / 5:40PM
    LAS VEGAS, April 27 (UPI) -- MTV "Newlyweds" stars Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson announced Wednesday they have purchased a luxury condo at the Palms Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
  • Tuesday, April 26

  • Woman in Wendy's Case Waives Extradition   AP / 8:10PM
    LAS VEGAS - The woman who was arrested after claiming she bit into a human finger in a bowl of Wendy's chili waived extradition Tuesday, telling a judge she was eager to return to California to face charges.
  • Saturday, April 23

  • 'Free' Chili Peppers Tickets Being Sold   AP / 9:10PM
    LAS VEGAS - Officials are complaining that tickets given away for a city-sponsored centennial concert by the bands the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Weezer are being sold on the Internet.
  • Friday, April 22

  • Woman in Wendy's Finger Case Arrested   AP / 7:14AM
    LAS VEGAS - The woman who claimed she found a finger in her bowl of Wendy's chili last month has been arrested, the latest twist in a bizarre case about how the 1 1/2-inch finger tip ended up in a bowl of fast food.
  • Woman in Wendy's Finger Case Arrested   AP / 4:10AM
    LAS VEGAS - The woman who claimed she found a well-manicured finger in her bowl of Wendy's chili last month was arrested at her home Thursday night, police said.
  • Wednesday, April 20

  • Suit targets DHS detentions   UPI / 4:40PM
    BROOKLYN, Nev., April 20 (UPI) -- A lawsuit filed Wednesday in Brooklyn says the Department of Homeland Security violated the rights of U.S. citizens returning from an Islamic conference.
  • Carol King songs may play Broadway   UPI / 1:00PM
    LAS VEGAS, April 20 (UPI) -- Rita Rudner says she wants to take the music of songwriter Carole King to Broadway, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
  • Donaldson: Network news dominance 'dead'   UPI / 12:03PM
    LAS VEGAS, April 20 (UPI) -- Veteran ABC newsman Sam Donaldson said network news has lost the battle as America's primary source when events are breaking, Broadcasting & Cable reported.
  • Saturday, April 16

  • Las Vegas declares Diddy Day   UPI / 1:40AM
    LAS VEGAS, April 16 (UPI) -- Las Vegas declared April 15th Diddy Day in honor of Sean Combs, the rapper otherwise known as P. Diddy.
  • Tuesday, April 12

  • Chili Peppers to offer free show in Vegas   UPI / 7:40PM
    LAS VEGAS, April 12 (UPI) -- The award-winning rock group Red Hot Chili Peppers will offer a free concert July 2 to celebrate Las Vegas' centennial, with Weezer as the opening act.
  • Monday, April 11

  • Ford thought performers were 'conspiracy'   UPI / 6:53PM
    LAS VEGAS, April 11 (UPI) -- Former pro footballer Cole Ford believed Las Vegas entertainers Siegfried and Roy were part of a conspiracy that killed his father, a psychiatrist has said.
  • Sunday, April 10

  • Ex-NFL Player Saw Siegfried, Roy As Threat   AP / 9:10AM
    LAS VEGAS - A former pro football player accused of shooting at the compound of Siegfried & Roy wanted to "warn the world" of the threat posed by the illusionists, according to a psychiatric report.
  • Friday, April 8

  • Woman Claiming Finger in Chili Sues Often   AP / 11:24PM
    LAS VEGAS - The woman who claims she bit into a human finger while eating chili at a Wendy's restaurant has a history of filing lawsuits - including a claim against another fast-food restaurant.
  • Thursday, April 7

  • Water war brewing along Utah-Nevada border   UPI / 10:10PM
    SALT LAKE CITY, Nev., April 7 (UPI) -- A move by Nevada to tap an aquifer that extends across the Utah border could spark a western water war.
  • Wayne Newton splits from Stardust   UPI / 12:40PM
    LAS VEGAS, April 7 (UPI) -- Las Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton exercised an exit option in his contract with the Las Vegas Stardust casino, ending a lucrative five-year relationship.
  • Tuesday, April 5

  • Nevada pols call for nuke facility investigation   UPI / 10:04PM
    WASHINGTON, April 5 (UPI) -- Nevada's congressional delegation Tuesday urged an immediate shutdown of the federal government's Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage facility project.
  • Wanted: Elvis impersonator with good voice   UPI / 5:01PM
    LAS VEGAS, April 5 (UPI) -- The owner of the world's largest Elvis Presley museum outside of Graceland is looking for someone to record a tune written, but never recorded, by the King.
  • Tuesday, March 29

  • CDC Halts Thyroid Study Funding   AP / 9:10PM
    SALT LAKE CITY - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has halted funding for a study on the connection between radioactive fallout and thyroid disease among people living downwind of aboveground atomic bomb tests in Nevada during the 1950s and early 1960s.
  • CDC drops radioactive fallout health study   UPI / 4:41PM
    SALT LAKE CITY, March 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. government pulled funding from a study on the health effects of radioactive fallout in Nevada and Utah in the '60s and '70s after spending $8 million.
  • Monday, March 21

  • Sen. Reid recommends FERC appointee   UPI / 5:21PM
    WASHINGTON, March 21 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is recommending Nevada consumer advocate Jon Wellinghoff for a Democratic seat on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
  • Saturday, March 19

  • 'A Current Affair' returns to TV   UPI / 5:22PM
    NEW YORK, March 19 (UPI) -- The premiere episode of a contemporary version of television news magazine show "A Current Affair" features videotape of a killing in Nevada.
  • Friday, March 18

  • George Lucas plans 3-D 'Star Wars'   UPI / 11:31AM
    LAS VEGAS, March 18 (UPI) -- Director George Lucas plans to remaster all six of his "Star Wars" movies for 3-D re-release, The Hollywood Reporter said Friday.
  • Filmmakers Hawk New 3-D Technology   AP / 9:35AM
    LAS VEGAS - After a brief incarnation in the early 1950s and a short-lived revival in the 1980s, 3-D movies are now getting serious consideration among filmmakers who want to send images leaping off the movie screen and into the audience.
  • Top-Seed Illinois Survives to Meet Nevada   AP / 7:35AM
    INDIANAPOLIS - Fairleigh Dickinson coach Tom Green still believes a 16 seed will knock off a No. 1 someday. And for a little while, it looked possible to everyone in the RCA Dome.
  • Groups Save Wild Mustangs From Slaughter   AP / 4:10AM
    RENO, Nev. - Although a new law lets the federal government sell certain wild mustangs for horsemeat, the first ones auctioned off have been spared from the slaughterhouse.
  • Thursday, March 17

  • Ninth-Seeded Nevada Holds Off Texas 61-57   AP / 11:10PM
    INDIANAPOLIS - Kevinn Pinkney scored 15 points and Nevada rallied to beat Texas 61-57 on Thursday night in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
  • Fabricated data threatens Yucca nuke site   UPI / 7:11PM
    WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- Suspicion that government geologists falsified data has raised new questions about the federal nuclear waste depository at Yucca Mountain in Nevada.
  • Government: Nuke Waste Papers May Be False   AP / 7:12AM
    WASHINGTON - The government disclosed that scientists on the Yucca Mountain project may have falsified documents, dealing the latest blow to plans to bury the nation's nuclear waste in Nevada.
  • Monday, March 14

  • Johnson Tops Busch Brothers on Their Track   AP / 8:24AM
    LAS VEGAS - Jimmie Johnson was strong for all of the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 - he led a race-high 107 laps - and seemed to be coasting toward the victory Sunday until he had trouble passing a lapped car with under 20 laps to go.
  • Saturday, March 12

  • Evernham Drivers Hope for Good Vegas Start   AP / 4:13AM
    LAS VEGAS - The season is off to a slow start at Evernham Motorsports, where drivers Kasey Kahne and Jeremy Mayfield are far back in the points standings.
  • Friday, March 11

  • Magician accused of stealing godly power   UPI / 12:30PM
    LAS VEGAS, March 11 (UPI) -- Magician David Copperfield is being sued for $50 million in Minnesota by a man who says he stole his godly powers.
  • Tuesday, March 8

  • Bush frees funds for disaster relief   UPI / 5:21PM
    WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) -- President Bush declared a state of disaster in Nevada Tuesday, making available federal funds to help state and local recovery efforts.
  • Tuesday, March 1

  • Reid says Hill will not push HDTV change   UPI / 8:11PM
    WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) -- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Tuesday Congress will not enforce a tough deadline for the switch to high definition broadcast television.
  • Saturday, February 26

  • Manilow Opens Las Vegas Show to Full House   AP / 10:23AM
    LAS VEGAS - Barry Manilow has opened his new Las Vegas Hilton show to the public, crooning favorites such as
  • Sunday, February 20

  • Nevada Proposes Helping Problem Gamblers   AP / 3:13PM
    CARSON CITY, Nev. - Linda C. finally sought help for her compulsive gambling after she came home from a devastating night at a Las Vegas casino and, staring at two handguns on her kitchen counter, contemplated suicide.
  • Thursday, February 17

  • FTC Approves MGM-Mirage-Mandalay Deal   AP / 12:10AM
    LAS VEGAS - The Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday approved MGM Mirage's proposal to buy rival Mandalay Resort Group, a move that could give one of the world's largest gambling companies control of 11 resorts on the famed Las Vegas Strip.
  • Tuesday, February 15

  • Tribal Casinos Surpass Nevada in Revenues   AP / 5:10PM
    WASHINGTON - Indian gambling pulled in $18.5 billion in 2004, nearly double the take for Nevada's gambling industry, as tribal casinos boomed ahead.
  • Friday, February 11

  • Researchers identify premature births   UPI / 10:40PM
    RENO, Nev., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers successfully profiled amniotic fluid to identify women who are at risk for delivering their babies prematurely.
  • Monday, February 7

  • Republicans to turn up the heat on Reid   UPI / 5:20PM
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- National Republicans are expected to begin a prolonged campaign against Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., to weaken his support in his home state.
  • Friday, February 4

  • Landry's to Buy Golden Nugget Casino   AP / 5:12PM
    LAS VEGAS - Landry's Restaurants Inc., whose operations include Rainforest Cafe and The Crab House, is buying the Golden Nugget hotel-casino in downtown Las Vegas, a first step in a strategy to get a slice of the lucrative gambling business and expand its profit pipeline. Landry's shares surged more than 12 percent on the news.
  • Wednesday, February 2

  • Reid criticizes Social Security reform   UPI / 10:34PM
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid of Nevada Wednesday sharply criticized President Bush's plans to revamp Social Security as "dangerous."
  • Tuesday, February 1

  • MGM Mirage Posts Best Results Ever in 4Q   AP / 4:13PM
    LAS VEGAS - MGM Mirage Inc. reported a more than 25-percent drop in fourth-quarter earnings on Tuesday, but still beat analyst expectations thanks to increased gambling play and expensive hotel rooms at the company's Las Vegas Strip properties.
  • Thursday, January 13

  • Armed Pilot Charged With Intoxication   AP / 9:10PM
    LAS VEGAS - An armed AirTran Airways pilot was charged with operating an aircraft under the influence after a federal screener at McCarran International Airport smelled alcohol, authorities said Thursday.
  • GOP primary likely in Nevada 2nd   UPI / 4:50PM
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Secretary of State Dean Heller has decided to run for Nevada's 2nd Congressional District seat in what could turn out to be a $1 million battle.
  • Snow, Rain Make Dent in Western Drought   AP / 2:10PM
    RENO, Nev. - For farmers and ranchers caught in the grip of the long and ruinous drought across the West, the heavy snow falling in the Sierra Nevada and other parts of the region is nothing short of white gold.
  • Torrential Storm Tears Up Western States   AP / 12:10AM
    OVERTON, Nev. - The torrential storm that caused the deadly mudslide in California is leaving a path of destruction in other Western states, bringing flooding that has gobbled up houses and roads and forced hundreds of people to flee.
  • Monday, January 10

  • Entrepreneurs Optimistic on 'Exergaming'   AP / 10:10AM
    LAS VEGAS - Consumer electronics companies commonly cater to couch potatoes by pitching bigger television sets, more mesmerizing video games and remote controls that can even place online orders for pizza. But a small cadre of entrepreneurs at the world's largest technology exposition hope their gizmos make you work up a sweat.
  • Sunday, January 9

  • At Least 7 Deaths Blamed on Calif. Storms   AP / 10:10PM
    RENO, Nev. - Areas of the Sierra Nevada, famous for paralyzing amounts of snowfall, have been hit with a dumping like they haven't seen in generations, with steep drifts stranding an Amtrak train, knocking out the Reno airport and shutting down major highways across the mountains.
  • Entrepreneurs Bet on 'Exergaming' Future   AP / 7:10PM
    LAS VEGAS - Consumer electronics companies commonly cater to couch potatoes by pitching bigger television sets, more mesmerizing video games and remote controls that can even place online orders for pizza. But a small cadre of entrepreneurs at the world's largest technology exposition hope their gizmos make you work up a sweat.
  • Saturday, January 8

  • California Blanketed With More Rain, Snow   AP / 7:11PM
    LOS ANGELES - As many as 200 vehicles got stuck in deep snow early Saturday in the San Bernardino Mountains as the latest in a series of storms struck California, and more heavy snow shut down a major highway through the Sierra Nevada.
  • California Blanketed With More Rain, Snow   AP / 5:11PM
    LOS ANGELES - As many as 200 vehicles got stuck in deep snow early Saturday in the San Bernardino Mountains as the latest in a series of storms struck California, and more heavy snow shut down a major highway through the Sierra Nevada.
  • Friday, January 7

  • IBM buys SRD   UPI / 12:50PM
    ARMONK, N.Y., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- IBM of Armonk, N.Y., Friday acquired SRD, a privately held company based in Las Vegas, Nev., and provider of identity resolution software.
  • Intel, eBay Launch Recycling Initiative   AP / 9:10AM
    LAS VEGAS - EBay Inc. and Intel Corp. launched a recycling program Thursday to motivate Americans to safely dispose of mounting piles of used computers and other electronic gadgets.
  • Thursday, January 6

  • Digital Audio Aims for Mass Market   AP / 10:23PM
    LAS VEGAS - Ten thousand songs in your pocket. Millions of tunes on the Internet at your fingertips. And books on tape - they're going down the path of vinyl records. Welcome to the new world of digital audio.
  • EBay, Intel Launch Recycling Initiative   AP / 10:23PM
    LAS VEGAS - EBay Inc. and Intel Corp. launched a recycling program Thursday to motivate Americans to safely dispose of mounting piles of used computers and other electronic gadgets.
  • Saturday, January 1

  • No. 1 Illinois Trounces Cincinnati 67-45   AP / 9:10AM
    LAS VEGAS - Deron Williams had 18 points and six rebounds to help No. 1 Illinois defeat No. 22 Cincinnati 67-45 in the final game of the Las Vegas Holiday Classic on Friday.
  • Thursday, December 30

  • Sierra forest plan to be reviewed   UPI / 3:11PM
    LOS ANGELES, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- A Forest Service decision to review a management plan for California's Sierra Nevada has environmentalists wondering if logging activity will be increased.
  • Wednesday, December 29

  • Woman fired for not wearing makeup   UPI / 6:41PM
    RENO, Nev., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- A federal court ruled that a Reno, Nev., bartender who was fired for not wearing makeup has no legal recourse to challenge her employer's actions.
  • Pneumonia sidelines guitarist Satriani   UPI / 2:10PM
    SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Guitarist Joe Satriani canceled five appearances in Arizona, California and Nevada through Jan. 1 to recuperate from pneumonia, a report said.
  • Thursday, December 23

  • SEC suspends trading in ArTec   UPI / 2:00PM
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday suspended trading in ArTec Inc. of Reno, Nev., through Jan. 7.
  • Thursday, December 16

  • Millions of Bees Spilled on Vegas Freeway   AP / 10:10AM
    LAS VEGAS - A truck carrying 12 million honeybees hit a wall on a highway ramp, dumping its load across the pavement shortly before the evening rush hour.
  • Monday, December 13

  • Sen. Reid's new power may shut down Yucca   UPI / 6:30PM
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Shifting power on Capitol Hill is casting doubt on whether nuclear waste will be transferred on schedule from Washington State to Nevada.
  • Monday, December 6

  • Garfunkel pushed for new song   UPI / 10:30AM
    NEW YORK, Nev., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Art Garfunkel says he had to push Paul Simon to record the new song, "Citizen of the World," on the duo's "Old Friends Live on Stage."
  • Monday, November 29

  • Nevada controller's impeachment begins   UPI / 2:20PM
    CARSON CITY, Nev., Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Nevada legislators Monday began impeachment proceedings concerning ethics violations against the state's controller.
  • Sunday, November 28

  • Storm Grounds Thousands at Nev. Airport   AP / 1:11AM
    RENO, Nev. - Thousands of passengers were grounded Saturday during a snowstorm at Reno-Tahoe International Airport on its busiest weekend of the year.
  • Tuesday, November 23

  • Stripper, Lover Acquitted in Vegas Death   AP / 9:10PM
    LAS VEGAS - A former stripper and her lover were acquitted Tuesday of murdering casino heir Ted Binion, who prosecutors say was drugged and suffocated in a plot to steal his fortune of buried silver.
  • Reid gains first victor as Minority Leader   UPI / 5:00PM
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- In his first political victory as Senate Minority Leader, Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., has secured a spot on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a former aide.
  • Stripper, Lover Acquitted in Vegas Death   AP / 4:11PM
    LAS VEGAS - A former stripper and her lover were acquitted Tuesday of murdering casino heir Ted Binion, who prosecutors say was drugged and suffocated in a plot to steal a $7 million cache of silver bars and coins he had buried in the desert.
  • Vegas Becoming Hawaii's 'Ninth Island'   AP / 8:10AM
    LAS VEGAS - Joel and Melodi Kekauoha began hearing the term "ninth island" when their flight from Honolulu descended over the Nevada desert toward the lights of the Las Vegas Strip. They learned the meaning later that morning, when they bumped into a neighbor from their hometown of Kaneohe, which is on Oahu, one of Hawaii's eight islands. Suddenly, Las Vegas seemed awfully familiar.
  • Sunday, November 21

  • Winky Wright Looks to Cash In   AP / 3:10PM
    LAS VEGAS - Shane Mosley gave Winky Wright his big chance. After beating Mosley a second time, Wright is now ready to cash in on it. Wright pronounced himself one of boxing's elite contenders Saturday night after beating Mosley in a rematch and holding onto his 154-pound titles. It was a narrow win not decided until the final round, but Wright immediately began campaigning for even bigger fights.
  • Tuesday, November 16

  • Study Links Sleep Deprivation, Obesity   AP / 8:10PM
    LAS VEGAS - Weight-loss experts have a novel prescription for people who want to shed pounds: Get some sleep. A very large study has found a surprisingly strong link between the amount of shut-eye people get and their risk of becoming obese.
  • Study: Dieting With a Pet May Be Effective   AP / 7:10PM
    LAS VEGAS - People looking for a way to lose weight may want to trade in pills for a pooch. A first-of-its-kind experiment to put people and their pets on a diet and exercise program found that both lost weight and kept it off, though dogs did better than their owners and didn't drive them crazy begging for food.
  • New Drug May Help Heart As Well As Obesity   AP / 12:10PM
    LAS VEGAS - Not content with having a drug that might merely fight obesity and smoking, the company developing this eagerly anticipated pill will soon launch studies to see if it can treat and prevent clogged arteries and heart disease.
  • Wednesday, November 10

  • Illinois sues Internet diet fraud   UPI / 5:31PM
    CHICAGO, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is suing a Nevada company that used an Internet pop-up ad to deceptively market a fraudulent weight-loss product.
  • Thursday, October 28

  • Wayne Newton Gets Star on Las Vegas Walk   AP / 5:10PM
    LAS VEGAS - Wayne Newton now has two stars. The 62-year-old singer was the first person inducted into the Las Vegas Walk of Stars during a ceremony Tuesday.
  • Wednesday, October 27

  • Uplift forces shaped California topography   UPI / 6:13PM
    BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- California's varied landscape is the result of a chain reaction that began when the Sierra Nevada mountain range cropped up some 3 million to 5 million years ago.
  • Wednesday, October 20

  • Two Japanese Climbers Die in Yosemite   AP / 10:10PM
    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. - Two Japanese climbers were found dead Wednesday in Yosemite National Park, dangling from a 3,200-foot sheer climbing face amid an early blizzard that caught hikers throughout the Sierra Nevada off-guard.
  • Weather Hampers Rescue Effort in Calif.   AP / 8:13PM
    SAN FRANCISCO - Heavy snow and high wind hampered efforts Wednesday to rescue at least 10 hikers who were stranded by an unusually early winter storm in the Sierra Nevada.
  • Report Cites Mistakes in Nev. Wildfire   AP / 3:10PM
    RENO, Nev. - A series of communication breakdowns and confusion over who was in charge led to 21 firefighters being trapped and two people burned by a Nevada wildfire in July, a report said Wednesday.
  • Friday, October 15

  • Judge won't reopen Nev. voter registration   UPI / 8:21PM
    LAS VEGAS, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A judge late Friday refused to re-open the registration period for new voters in Las Vegas despite allegations some registration forms were destroyed.
  • Thursday, October 14

  • Registration fraud alleged in Ore., Nevada   UPI / 3:31PM
    LAS VEGAS, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Authorities in Nevada and Oregon Thursday were investigating charges voter registrations were destroyed by a consulting firm working for the Republicans.
  • Monday, October 11

  • UNR Students Urged to Let Moore Speak   AP / 4:10PM
    RENO, Nev. - The president of the University of Nevada, Reno says "Fahrenheit 9/11" filmmaker Michael Moore "must be allowed to speak" when he visits the campus this week.
  • Thursday, October 7

  • Frazar, Six Others Share Lead in Vegas   AP / 10:23PM
    LAS VEGAS - Harrison Frazar took some time off to rest and find a way to make golf fun again. For the second week in a row it paid off with a share of the first-round lead, though he had to share it with six others in the Michelin Championship at Las Vegas.
  • Friday, September 24

  • Bush holds tight lead in key states   UPI / 9:50AM
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- President Bush leads Democratic hopeful Sen. John Kerry in the battleground states of Florida, Nevada and West Virginia, a poll released Friday indicated.
  • Sunday, September 19

  • Hopkins Hands De La Hoya First Loss by KO   AP / 11:22AM
    LAS VEGAS - Oscar De La Hoya thought he could trade punches with a bigger and stronger fighter. Bernard Hopkins made him pay for his mistake with two body shots that left De La Hoya pounding his gloves on the canvas in bitter frustration at a career opportunity lost.
  • Saturday, September 18

  • Earthquake Swarm Shakes Eastern Sierra   AP / 10:10PM
    MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. - A swarm of earthquakes - one a magnitude-5.5 - jolted a remote, sparsely populated area along the eastern Sierra Nevada on Saturday, authorities said.
  • Friday, September 17

  • Cooper Tire to sell unit   UPI / 2:40PM
    FINDLAY, Nev., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. in Findlay, Ohio, Friday agreed to sell its automotive parts business to a New York group for about $1.17 billion.
  • Thursday, August 26

  • Nev. apartment builders settle U.S. suit   UPI / 6:20PM
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The developers, builders and site engineers of three Las Vegas apartment complexes Thursday settled allegations of discrimination against the disabled.
  • Wednesday, August 11

  • Small earthquakes shake Lake Tahoe   UPI / 8:40PM
    RENO, Nev., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers recorded nearly 1,600 small earthquakes 20 miles beneath Lake Tahoe, which coincided with the uplifting of a mountain in the Sierra Nevada.
  • Kerry-Edwards working for senior vote   UPI / 11:31AM
    HENDERSON, Nev., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. Democratic presidential ticket Wednesday opened a drive to pull in the senior vote, which makes up an estimated quarter of the voting population.
  • Tuesday, August 10

  • Kerry pledges support for sound science   UPI / 4:50PM
    LAS VEGAS, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry pledged to be guided by sound science when making public policy in a campaign swing through Nevada Tuesday.
  • Friday, July 30

  • California mountain uplift forces studied   UPI / 11:11PM
    BOULDER, Colo., July 30 (UPI) -- A new study of California's southern Sierra Nevada range has located a massive body of rock that sank into Earth's mantle some 3.5 million years ago.
  • Wednesday, July 28

  • Drought+development = water supply strain   UPI / 1:50PM
    LAS VEGAS, July 28 (UPI) -- The worst drought in 500 years and a building boom that just won't quit has put new urgency into Las Vegas' bid to pipe water in from hundreds of miles away.
  • Sunday, July 25

  • New 'Phantom of the Opera' in Las Vegas   UPI / 2:01PM
    LAS VEGAS, July 25 (UPI) -- The Venetian Resort-Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas announced Sunday it plans to host an all-new production of "The Phantom of the Opera."
  • Friday, July 23

  • Bravo gives celebrity poker a winning hand   UPI / 1:41PM
    LAS VEGAS, July 23 (UPI) -- Despite the pullout of its sponsor, the Bravo cable network has given the green light to a fourth round of its popular "Celebrity Poker Showdown."
  • Thursday, July 22

  • Buffett happy that fans like new album   UPI / 12:02PM
    NEW YORK, Nev., July 22 (UPI) -- For Jimmy Buffett, the best part of having a No. 1 album is knowing that his fans like the music.
  • Monday, July 19

  • Linda Ronstadt shown Aladdin door   UPI / 9:40PM
    LAS VEGAS, July 19 (UPI) -- Aladdin hotel management ordered security guards to escort singer Linda Ronstadt from the Las Vegas hotel after she expressed political views.
  • Sunday, July 18

  • Firefighters gain ground on West blazes   UPI / 4:30PM
    LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) -- Firefighters were gaining ground Sunday on a series of dangerous wildfires in Southern California and Nevada.
  • Friday, July 16

  • Fires force new evacuations in Nev., Socal   UPI / 5:50PM
    CARSON CITY, Nev., July 16 (UPI) -- Scores of additional evacuations were ordered Friday in areas thereatened by wildfire north of Los Angeles and on the outskirts of Carson City, Nev.
  • Home video headed for record year   UPI / 12:51PM
    LAS VEGAS, July 16 (UPI) -- The home entertainment industry set a sales record for the first half of 2004, and is on track for a record-breaking year, the Hollywood Reporter says.
  • Wednesday, July 14

  • Harrah's close to buying Caesars   UPI / 8:10PM
    LAS VEGAS, July 14 (UPI) -- Harrah's Entertainment Inc. is close to an agreement to buy rival Caesars Entertainment Inc., the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.
  • Friday, July 9

  • Nader qualifies for Nevada ballot   UPI / 2:20PM
    CARSON CITY, Nev., July 9 (UPI) -- Ralph Nader's presidential campaign delivered more than 11,000 signatures to election officials, qualifying Nader for this November's ballot in Nevada.
  • Roy reunites with tiger that attacked him   UPI / 2:10PM
    LAS VEGAS, July 9 (UPI) -- Illusionist Roy Horn, who was critically mauled on a Las Vegas stage nine months ago, has been reunited with Montecore, the tiger that attacked him.
  • Court rejects nuclear waste challenges   UPI / 1:50PM
    WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) -- A federal appeals court in Washington Friday rejected challenges to Yucca Mountain, Nev., as the nation's nuclear waste disposal site.
  • Thursday, July 8

  • Nader may not make Nevada ballot   UPI / 2:20PM
    WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) -- Liberal independent Ralph Nader will likely not appear on the November ballot in Nevada, according to the Politics1 Web site.
  • Monday, June 28

  • Bush ahead of Kerry in Nevada   UPI / 1:40PM
    WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) -- Voters in Nevada appear to prefer a second term for George W. Bush to a first term for John F. Kerry, according to the latest Research 2000 poll.
  • Thursday, June 24

  • Queen's 'We Will Rock You' targets U.S.   UPI / 6:10PM
    LAS VEGAS, June 24 (UPI) -- The Queen musical "We Will Rock You" will make its American debut at the Paris casino in Las Vegas, it was announced Thursday.
  • Wednesday, June 23

  • Tommy Lee thrown out of Vegas club   UPI / 1:40PM
    LAS VEGAS, June 23 (UPI) -- Ex-Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee went ballistic and was ejected from a Las Vegas club when fans complained about his music choices as disc jockey.
  • Friday, June 18

  • Worsening drought continues to grip West   UPI / 11:50AM
    LAS VEGAS, June 18 (UPI) -- The continuing drought has become worse than the Dust Bowl and will likely lead to a drought emergency in southern Nevada by the end of the year.
  • Wednesday, June 16

  • Darva Conger to host on GSN   UPI / 7:30PM
    LAS VEGAS, June 16 (UPI) -- Former multi-millionaire bride Darva Conger will host "Vegas Weddings Unveiled" for GSN, the Network For Games, reports Entertainment Tonight.
  • Monday, June 14

  • E.coli in 1999 traced to ground beef   UPI / 10:12PM
    ARLINGTON, Va., June 14 (UPI) -- Thirteen people in Arizona, California, and Nevada who ate tacos from a national fast-food restaurant chain during 1999 were infected with Escherichia coli.
  • Plan struck to tackle smokey Sierra fires   UPI / 6:42PM
    SAN FRANCISCO, June 14 (UPI) -- A plan was unveiled Monday to help balance the need for fuel reduction in the Sierra Nevada mountains with the negative health impacts of wildfires.
  • Friday, June 4

  • MGM makes offer to buy Mandalay Resorts   UPI / 9:40PM
    LAS VEGAS, June 4 (UPI) -- A potential blockbuster casino deal was announced late Friday when MGM Mirage said it had offered to buy Mandalay Resort Group for $7.65 billion.
  • Suit targets Reno, Nev., apartments   UPI / 5:20PM
    WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) -- The Justice Department has filed suit against the officials of a Reno., Nev., apartment complex for alleged discrimination against the disabled.
  • Tuesday, June 1

  • Tracii Guns explains guitar throw   UPI / 3:30PM
    LAS VEGAS, June 1 (UPI) -- Guitarist Tracii Guns of the band Brides of Destruction is denying reports fellow band member Nikki Sixx threw a guitar, injuring a Nevada fan.
  • Thursday, May 27

  • Sargent masterpiece bought for Las Vegas   UPI / 2:12PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 27 (UPI) -- Casino owner Stephen A. Wynn will hang his new art purchase, John Singer Sargent's "Portrait of Robert Louis Stevenson and His Wife," at a new Las Vegas casino.
  • Country's Toby Keith top ACM award winner   UPI / 11:40AM
    LAS VEGAS, May 27 (UPI) -- Country singer Toby Keith took home top honors at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, including entertainer of the year.
  • Tuesday, May 25

  • Deutsche Telekom ties up with Cingular   UPI / 12:53PM
    FRANKFURT, Germany, May 25 (UPI) -- Germany's Deutsche Telekom said Tuesday it will buy Cingular's mobile phone network in California and Nevada for $2.5 billion.
  • Friday, May 21

  • Nev.complex to make changes for disabled   UPI / 11:31AM
    HENDERSON, Nev., May 21 (UPI) -- Officials at a Nevada apartment complex have agreed to pay out $718,000 to make the complex accessible to the disabled, the Justice Department said Friday.
  • Tuesday, May 18

  • Roy Horn appears in public for first time   UPI / 6:40PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 18 (UPI) -- Las Vegas illusionist Roy Horn made his first public appearance since a tiger attack eight months ago and subsequent stroke that nearly killed him.
  • Faith Hill headed to Las Vegas   UPI / 4:04PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 18 (UPI) -- Singer Faith Hill has joined the ranks of Elton John, Gloria Estefan and Mariah Carey as one of the few artists to perform at Celine Dion's Las Vegas venue.
  • First amateur rocket reaches space   UPI / 12:40PM
    BLACK ROCK DESERT, Nev., May 18 (UPI) -- An unmanned rocket built by an amateur U.S. group has been launched into space from the Nevada desert, BBC News Online reported Monday.
  • Monday, May 17

  • New reality show delves into 'Casino' life   UPI / 4:11PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 17 (UPI) -- Reality TV producers have gone inside the Las Vegas gambling industry to bring "The Casino," a series about the nation's youngest casino owners, to U.S. TV.
  • Wednesday, May 12

  • Joan Rivers to perform in Vegas   UPI / 4:50PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 12 (UPI) -- TV personality Joan Rivers is scheduled to perform at a Las Vegas club right across the street from a drag queen she sued for stealing her act.
  • Monday, May 10

  • Beckinsale marries Wiseman in Las Vegas   UPI / 6:20PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 10 (UPI) -- British actress Kate Beckinsale has married her "Underworld" director Len Wiseman in Las Vegas, reported Monday.
  • Friday, May 7

  • Calif. firm ordered to end tax scheme   UPI / 4:21PM
    LAS VEGAS, May 7 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Las Vegas Friday ordered a California firm to stop selling abusive tax shelters or encouraging customers to evade taxes.
  • Wednesday, May 5

  • Californian wins Whitney Biennial prize   UPI / 2:01PM
    NEW YORK, Nev., May 5 (UPI) -- The $100,000 Bucksbaum award has been awarded to Californian Raymond Pettibon for drawings that reflect and comment on the American experience.
  • Monday, April 19

  • Former Vegas hooker sues Vince Neil   UPI / 8:01PM
    LAS VEGAS, April 19 (UPI) -- The former prostitute Vince Neil assaulted last year has filed a civil lawsuit against the former Motley Crue frontman, the Las Vegas Sun reported.
  • Thursday, April 15

  • Justice Department sues tax advisor   UPI / 5:20PM
    LAS VEGAS, April 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department filed suit against a Las Vegas business that allegedly promotes tax fraud, the New York Times reported Thursday.
  • Friday, April 9

  • Obesity to be top agenda at annual meeting   UPI / 3:50PM
    LAS VEGAS, April 9 (UPI) -- Obesity, the growing global health concern, will top the agenda at this year's meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists in Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Thursday, April 1

  • Siegfried and Roy Vegas marquee removed   UPI / 2:20PM
    LAS VEGAS, April 1 (UPI) -- The marquee at Las Vegas' MGM Mirage hotel where illusionists Siegfried and Roy thrilled crowds for 13 years has been removed, the BBC reported Thursday.
  • Wednesday, March 31

  • B2K's Raz looks forward   UPI / 7:12PM
    LAS VEGAS, March 31 (UPI) -- Former B2K singer Demario Raz-B Thornton says he's improving his image by developing a family-friendly CD and gospel album, and penning his autobiography.
  • Illness nixes Perfect Circle concerts   UPI / 3:50PM
    LAS VEGAS, March 31 (UPI) -- The band A Perfect Circle says it has canceled several North American concerts after lead singer Maynard James Keenan fell ill in Las Vegas.
  • Paul McCartney plays surprise Tahoe gig   UPI / 1:00PM
    TRUCKEE, Nev., March 31 (UPI) -- Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney surprised guests -- and the band -- at a small Lake Tahoe, Nev., bar by singing a couple tunes with the local jazz trio.
  • Saturday, March 27

  • Aspiring rapper convicted of murders   UPI / 5:50PM
    LAS VEGAS, March 27 (UPI) -- A Las Vegas, Nev., jury will begin Monday to decide whether an aspiring rap music artist convicted of two murders Friday deserves the death penalty.
  • Thursday, March 25

  • Maguire, Dunst sign up for 'Spider-Man 3'   UPI / 4:21PM
    LAS VEGAS, March 25 (UPI) -- "Spider-Man" stars Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst have signed up to reprise their roles in a third "Spider-Man" film, due out in 2007.
  • Tuesday, March 23

  • Jack Valenti to step down as MPAA head   UPI / 2:20PM
    LAS VEGAS, March 23 (UPI) -- Jack Valenti said in Las Vegas Tuesday he will retire this year as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Motion Picture Association of America.
  • Wednesday, March 17

  • Gorbachev pitches Russia in Las Vegas   UPI / 8:30PM
    LAS VEGAS, March 17 (UPI) -- Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev will launch a Russian tourism initiative in Las Vegas Sunday, the Nevada Commission on Tourism announced Wednesday.
  • Virus plaguing Las Vegas hotel   UPI / 8:30AM
    LAS VEGAS, March 17 (UPI) -- Nevada health officials are working to sanitize a Las Vegas hotel where more than 1,000 guests have been sickened since December.